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JANUARY, 1906. 

By Almon Danforth Hodges, Jr., A.M. 

It was a heroic deed, undertaken with no desire of reward or 
hope of glory, but simply for the purpose of saving the lives of two 
unknown black men. Planned on the spur of the moment, and ex- 
ecuted at once in the face of what seemed to others certain death, 
it was successful through its brilliant audacity. So far as I can 
learn, it was never alluded to afterwards by the man who performed 
it, and only after his death were the details made public. 

The First South Carolina Volunteers — the first slave regiment 
mustered into the service of the United States during the late civil 
war — was on duty at Port Royal Ferry in South Carolina. Port 
Royal Island was held by the United States troops with headquar- 
ters at Beaufort, while the main land was occupied by the Confede- 
rate forces. Before the war the main thoroughfare between Beaufort 
and Charleston had been the Shell Road, of which the ferry across 
the Coosaw River formed a part. At the ferry the road projected 
on each side as a causeway into the river, ending in a wharf or pier 
for the use of the ferry-boat. The ferry had been abolished by the 
war, the piers were in damaged condition, and the river-channel 
formed a barrier between the opposing picket lines. Occasionally 
at night scouting parties in boats ventured across the river, but 
these adventures were difficult and dangerous. To cross by day 
was simply to invite sure death or captivity. 

Early one morning two dusky forms amid the piles at the end of 
the opposite causeway were descried by some of the Union pickets. 
Their frantic signals indicated that they were fugitive slaves, anx- 
ious to pass the barrier between slavery and freedom and unable to 
swim across the stream ; but their case seemed hopeless, and while 
some watched for developments, the rest went about their allotted 
duties. Suddenly there appeared on the river a dug-out, propelled 
boldly towards the further side by a Federal officer, who calmly 
paddled up to the causeway, took the fugitives on board and began 
the return journey. When the canoe had reached mid-stream, it 
was discovered by the enemy and saluted with a storm of bullets. 
These, however, failed to reach their mark, and the boat, continu- 

VOL. LX. 2 

12 James Bioift Rogers, [Jan. 

ing steadily on its course, gained its haven in safety. Evidently a 
passage in broad daylight was considered such an impossibility by 
the Confederate pickets that they had ceased their vigils for a mo- 
ment, and this exact moment was seized by the daring officer for 
his chivalrous deed. 

To do such an act for the benefit of another without reference to 
the possible cost to himself, and to do it in a simple, unostentatious 
manner, was characteristic of James Swift Rogers. He was then a 
captain, and in the abundant vigor of youthful manhood. He was 
full of life and full of the joy of living. There were loving parents 
and friends awaiting his return to his home and his college. Above all, 
there was one who had agreed to keep herself only unto him so long 
as both should live. The future held out the brightest allurements, 
and there was so much to live for. Yet when a call for help came, 
his helping hand was at once extended in complete forgetfulness of 
self. And as it was then, so it was throughout his life. Quiet, 
self-sacrificing friendship was inborn in him. Perhaps he inherited 
it from his Quaker ancestors. 

John 2 Rogers of Marshfield, whose father bore the same name, 
joined the Quakers about 1660 and suffered accordingly, as is set 
forth in the Scituate Friends' Records. He and his descendants 
for five generations persisted in the faith. His son Thomas 3 and 
his grandson John 4 were born, married and died in this same town 
of Marshfield. Stephen 5 Rogers, of the next generation, moved to 
Danby, Vermont, and there his son Aaron 6 Rogers was born, mar- 
ried Dinah Folger, and had by her twelve children. Aaron's eighth 
child, Elisha Folger 7 Rogers, was born June 20, 1813, married 
December 12, 1835, Elizabeth Mitchell, and had, at Danby, two 
children : Jethro Folger 8 Rogers, born in 1836, who died in infancy ; 
and James Swift 8 Rogers, born March 28, 1840, the subject of this 
sketch. * 

While a young child, James Swift Rogers was taken by his pa- 
rents to New York City ; and thence, when he was about nine or 
ten years of age, to Worcester, Mass., where his uncle Dr. Seth 
Rogers had a successful sanatorium. Here, at his first coming, he 
met two persons whose idealizing influences began at once and lasted 
through life : — the girl who became his wife ; and the clergyman 
who modified his theological creed, intensified his convictions regard- 
ing right and wrong, increased his hatred of slavery, became his 
captain and then his colonel during the civil war, and was his friend 

Rogers entered Harvard College in 1861. The bugles of war 
were then calling men to arms. His parents were Quakers and 
strongly opposed to fighting, and he had been bred in this faith ; 
but when the chance offered for striking a blow at slavery, he joined 
the army. He enlisted in Company C, 51st Massachusetts Volun- 

* For a more complete record of this family, see John Rogers of Marshfield and 
Some of his Descendants. By Josiah H. Drummond, 1898. 

1906.] James Swift Rogers* 13 

teers, his friend and mentor Thomas Wentworth Higginson beino* 
captain, and became corporal and sergeant. When his captain 
was made colonel of the First South Carolina Volunteers, he took 
the commission of captain in this regiment.* To join this regiment 
of black soldiers required considerable moral courage. There was, 
among the officers and soldiers of the North, a strong prejudice 
against the experiment of enlisting the slaves. It was not believed, 
except by a few, that these blacks would have the courage to face 
their former masters ; to arm them was considered unwise, and to 
associate with them as their officers was thought degrading. More- 
over, the Confederate authorities had declared that these troops 
would be regarded as outside of the ordinary rules of warfare, 
would be shot or hung when captured. But all these considerations 
were to him only stronger demands for his help, and he acted 
promptly and cheerfully in response. How well he performed his 
duties, how readily he adapted himself to the requirements of a dif- 
ficult position, how efficient he was in training and leading his men 
whom he inspired with respect and affection for himself — this his 
commanding officer told at his funeral. 

Edward Earle was a prominent citizen of Worcester, of which 
city he became mayor. He and his wife, Ann Barker Buffum, were 
members of the Society of Friends. Both were strong characters 
and maintained stoutly their religious tenets, which included hatred 
of slavery, and also of war. Their only child was Anne Buffum 
Earle. That the man who was to marry their daughter should be- 
come a soldier was to them a sorrow, which became an unbearable 
pain when he transferred from a nine-months' regiment to one en- 
listed for three years. So they applied for his discharge to the 
commanding general at Port Royal, who promptly declined to 
release " the best captain " of the regiment, but offered instead to 
promote him to be major. Then they appealed to the Governor of 
Massachusetts, and to the authorities at Washington. So resolute 
and persistent were their efforts, backed by all the influence they 
could command, that they finally obtained positive orders from the 
War Department, in compliance with which Captain Rogers was 
obliged to resign ; and late in the year 1863 he returned to his 
studies at Harvard, where he was graduated in 1865. 

For the graduating class at Harvard the college course terminates 
practically with Class Day. As a loyal member of his class, Rogers 
could not leave Cambridge until after that day. But at the earliest 
possible moment — the 26th day of June — he married his long-chosen 
wife, and the bridal journey lasted until Commencement Day, when 
he returned to Harvard to receive his degree of A.B. 

After graduation, Rogers resided in Worcester, where he en- 
gaged in business, and where his three children were born. These 
were: — Edward Earle Rogers, the "Class Baby," that is, the first- 

* See Army Life in a Black Regiment. By Thomas Wentworth Higginson, late 
Colonel 1st Sonth Carolina Volunteers, 1870. 

14 James Swift Rogers. [Jan, 

born child of any graduated member of a class at Harvard, who was 
born May 3, 18G6, and died October 1, 1884; Eliot Folger Rog- 
ers, born July 28, 18G8, a brilliant scholar, who was graduated at 
Harvard in 1890, receiving there the degrees of A.B., A.M., and 
Ph.D., and also a Fellowship, studied at Gottingen University in 
Germany, and died October 2, 1895, just after beginning his du- 
ties as Instructor in Chemistry at Harvard ; and Annie Rogers, 
born March 3, 1872, who married on June 6, 1895, Charles Davi- 
son Knowlton, M.D., and is now living in Boston. 

In 1878, Mr. Rogers moved to Red Rock, Pennsylvania, and 
for some years was engaged in oil-producing in Pennsylvania, Xew 
York and Kentucky. In 1882 he went to Rockport, Massachu- 
setts , where he was in the employ of the Rockport Granite Com- 
pany. In 1889 he went to Saratoga Springs, New York, and 
thence in 1893 to Chicago, in both places superintending the erec- 
tion of gas-generating plants, having patented many devices relating 
to fuel gas. In 1899 he came to Boston, where he and his wife 
made their home with their married daughter. Here he became 
connected with the Boston Book Company, and was manager of 
The Green Bag, a periodical devoted to legal matters. 

Being a man of superabundant vigor and endowed with sturdy 
health, having inherited from his ancestors of five generations those 
principles of love of righteousness, abhorrence of injustice, and duty 
towards one's neighbor which are typified by the name of Friend, 
which is the proper designation of the Quaker, he was always tak- 
ing upon himself some work of kindness and usefulness in addition 
to his business duties. While living in Worcester he joined the 
Worcester Agricultural Society, the Worcester Horticultural So- 
ciety, the Worcester County Mechanics Association (he was skilled 
in the use of tools), and the Grand Army of the Republic; was 
commissioned Justice of the Peace, and elected member of the 
Common Council ; was made a trustee of the Worcester County 
Institution for Savings, and Treasurer of the Lyceum and Natural 
History Association. In Pennsylvania he joined the Masons and 
the A. O. U. W., and served on the School Board of Foster Town- 
ship. While in Rockport he was member of the School Board and 
joined the Military Order of the Loyal Legion. In Chicago he was 
connected with the city Civil Service Commission. Notable for its 
judicious and generous helpfulness was his work for the Associated 
Charities, in aiding the needy, encouraging the weak and, if need 
bo, reproving the wayward. 

While in college lie was awarded a prize for excellence in reading, 
and his ability in this direction was afterwards utilized by giving 
public readings in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York. 
He was an occasional contributor to periodical publications, and in 
L884 wrote for the benefit of the Grand Army a military drama 
entitled " Our Regiment," which was acted by several posts. In 

1906.] James Swift Rogers. 15 

1903 he met Major Caleb Huse, formerly of the United States 
Army, who in 1861 cast his fortunes with the South, and had been 
sent to Europe as Purchasing Agent by the Confederate Govern- 
ment. Mr. Rogers persuaded the major to write out some of his 
interesting experiences, and published them in 1904, under the 
title of " The Supplies for the Confederate Army ; how they were 
obtained in Europe and how paid for." 

When living in Chicago, Mr. Rogers became interested in the 
study of genealogy, and with his usual energy undertook to compile 
the histories of all the Rogers families in the United States — a tre- 
mendous task, as he was well aware. He printed in the Register 
of January, 1901, a brief account of Hope Rogers of Connecticut 
and his descendants. In 1902 he published James Rogers of New 
London, Conn., and his Descendants. Two years later he carried 
through the press The Rogerenes, some hitherto unpublished annals 
belonging to the Colonial History of Connecticut, a book whose 
publication must have been postponed indefinitely without his gene- 
rous aid. Working diligently, he accumulated the most valuable 
collection of facts extant concerning many families of his name. 
His manuscripts, neatly arranged and excellently indexed, have 
been given by his widow, in accordance with his expressed desire, 
to this Society. 

He joined the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 
1899, and at once became one of its most valued members, being a 
frequent donor to the library and serving most efficiently on many 
committees. In January, 1905, he was elected a member of the 
Council, and held this position at the time of his death. 

His end came suddenly, as he had always hoped. On a Thurs- 
day afternoon, with but slight warning, and at the end of a busy 
day, he was unexpectedly stricken down. That evening the opera- 
tion for appendicitis was performed, but too late. He evidently 
was aware that the summons had come, and at intervals jotted down 
generous and kindly directions for the disposal of material not fully 
covered by his will. Through his thoughtfulness at this time, our 
Society has received the valuable gift of his genealogical collections. 
On Sunday, April 9, 1905, his life of usefulness was quietly ended. 

No account of this man's life could be complete without reference 
to her whose silent influence was so strong and so helpful during 
forty years of married happiness. Her unvarying steadiness of 
character, her unfaltering cheerfulness and unfailing love carried 
them both safely through the tragedies of life, mitigating the sorrows 
and enhancing the joys which come to mortals. Thrice death struck 
at those dearest to her — her children and her husband — while to 
the outside world she maintained her sweet serenity and her faith. 
If her heart was broken, she gave no sign and made no complaint. 
Yet three months after her husband's death, on July 1, 1905, she 
followed him across the silent river. 

16 Inscriptions at Norwich, Conn. [Jan. 



Communicated by George S. Porter, Esq., of Norwich. 

Christ Church (Episcopal) of Norwich, Conn., was organized 
in 1747, and its earliest house of worship was opened two years 
later. The present, and fourth, church building of the society 
occupies the site of the first, and stands on a lot on Washington 
street which was donated by Capt. Benajah Bushnell nearly one 
hundred and sixty years ago. The churchyard is preserved, but 
the head and foot stones which formerly indicated the graves of 
departed members were long since removed and placed in the cellar 
of the church, where they are cemented into the walls and flooring. 
This underground room is dark and gloomy, and searchers have 
difficulty in deciphering the inscriptions, all of which are here repro- 

Here lies the Body of Jonathan Son to Mr. Caleb Ar- nold & 
Ann his wife He was drowned April ye 29th 1769, in the 6th year 

of his age. 

In Memory of Benaiah Buflmell Esq who departed this life (in 
hopes of a better) Janry. 27th A:D: 1762 | in the 8Jft Year of his 


In Memory of Mrs. Hannah : Confort of Mr. Benajah Bnl hnell & 
Daught j to John Griswold Esqr late of lime Decs, who Departed 
this life in hope of A Better, on the 10th day of Augs. 1772 in ye 
49th year of her Age. 

Sacred to the memory of Jabez Bushnell, who died Augt. 10th 
1820 | aged 38. 

In Memory of Mrs. Sarah, wife to Mr. Samuel Brown, who died 
March I 12th 1795, in the I 95th Year of I her a^e. 

In Memory of Miss Hannah Bushnell who died | March 19, 
1825, | aged 87 years. 

In memory of | Jabez Bushnell who died Novr 18th 1810 aged 
66 years. 

In memory of Lydia Bushnell, Wife of Jabez Bushnell, who 
died April 2d 1814, aged 53 years. 

I u memory of Mrs. | Zeruiah Relict to Benajah Buf hnell Efq. deed. 
who departed this life March loth 1770 in the 84th year of her Age. 

In memory of Mils Nancy M. Cartey who died Ault. lit 1791 | in 
in ye 25th year of her age. 

Mrs. Prudence Buf hnell 

In memory of Capt. Richard Bufhnell he de parted this life 
June 5th 1784 in ye, 74th year of his Age. 

In Memory of Sarah the wife of Capt John Coluer who died 
augiift ye Jfi 1757 in ye 63rd year of her a^e 

In memory of Mrs. Phebe Culver. Wife of (apt. Stephen Cul- 
ver, who died October <^th 180."». aged 56 years. 

1906.] Inscriptions at Norwich, Conn. 17 

In memory of Mrs. Hannah Davison, wife of Mr. Baizillai Davi- 
fon who died Nov. lft | 1799, aged 58 years. 

In memory of Capt. William Davifon, | who, much lamented, died 
with the | yellow fever on the 30th of July 1803, aged 40 years. 

Albertus Sirant Destouches Efqr. 

In Memory of Saumille daught. to Exeter & han- nah Dobe who 
died augft. 29th | 1786 in her | 2d year. 

In | Memory of Mr. Brazilla Davison, who died , May 22, 1828, | 
aged 90 years. 

Here lies the mortal part of Mrs. Sally Davifon the beloved con- 
fort of | Mr. William Davifon & \ daught. to Capt. Elif ha | Edgerton 
& Mrs. Elifabeth | his wife, who died may 24th | 1793, in ye 27th Year 
of her age 

Alio Gurdon their fon died June 13th 1793, aged 6 weeks 

In memory of | Mr. Bentley Faulknor, who died March 6th 
1776, aged 40 years. 

In Memory of Mr. Bently Faulkner, Son of Mr. Bently and 
Mrs. Mehitabel | Faulkner, who died | Sept. 21ft 1789 in ye, | 17th 
Year of his age. 

In Memory of Mr. Bently Faulkner who departed this Life March 
5th 1776, | Aged 42 years. ' 

In memory of Mifs Hannah Faulknor, | daughter of Mr. Bentley 
Faulknor, | who died Sept. 14th 1800, aged 29 years. 

In memory of Mrs. Mehitabel, relict of Mr. Bentley Faulknor, 
who died Oct. 16th 1821, aged 83 years. 

Mrs. Mary I. Fitch | Wife of | Stephen Fitch Esq. | Died | Sept. 
27, 1837, | in her 42nd year, 

Anne Grifte J759 

In Memory of | George ye Son of | Thomas & Anne Grifte | who falling 
through the Ice, was Drowned Decemr : J3th 1757, | Aged 25 Years 
& 7 Days. 

In memory of Mr. Thomas Grift who departed this life Auguft 
Uth 1782 | in ye 82d Year | of his Age. 

Here Lies the Body of Mrs. Alice Hall the wife of Mr. Daniel 
Hall, | who departed this life j March ye 3d 1157 in the 63d year 
of her age. 

Elizabeth Hamilton, 1765. 

Sacred | to the memory of Mr. Solomon Hamilton, Who died June 
23d 1798 | aged 87 years. 

Alfo of Solomon, fon of Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton, who died in Eng- 
land Feby 17th 1763, in the 25th | year of his age. 

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Zerviah confort of | Mr. Solomon 
Hamilton, who died July 18th 1782, | aged 69 years. 

Alfo of John fon of | Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton | who died on the coaft 
of England Sep 22d 1763 | in the 24th year of his age. 

In Memorie of j Mrs. Zerviah Holden, wife of Mr. Phinehas Hol- 
den & Daughter of | Mr. Benajah & Mrs. Zerviah Bushnell, died Augt. 
23d | 1786, Aged 65 Years. 

Sacred to | the memory of | Zerviah Tyler, | daughter of James 
& Zerviah | Huntington, who died At Springfield, Massts: | Nov. 
18, 1832, | Aged 19. 

In memory of Capt. Allen | Ingraham, who was loft | at fea Sept. 1785, 
in ye 43d. Year of his age. 

18 Inscriptions at Norwich, Conn. [Jan. 

Alfo died Mary danght to Capt. Allen Ingraham and Mrs. Lydia 
his wife deem .*> 1st 1702, in ye, L9th Year of her age 

Mils Sally Ingraham 

In memory of Mrs. Ann Johnson con fort of Capt. Samuel Johnfon 
and only daughr. of Evan Malborn Esqr. who departed this life 
Deer. 12th 1786 in ye 47th Year of her age. 

In Memory [broken] Capt. Samuel Jo[broken] of New port, 
depa[broken] January 12th A. D. 1782 [broken] of his Ag[broken] 

In Memory [broken] Elizabeth Joh [broken] Daughter of Capt, 
Sam [broken] | Ann Johnso[ broken] Life 

In Memory of Mrs. Elifabeth confort to Mr. Robart Lancefter, 
who departed this life in hopes of a better March 24th 1782, in ye 
76th year of her Age. 

This monument is erected by the family of Zabdiel Rogers in 
token of respect to the memory of Mercy Lancefter, who died Dec. 
8th 1807, aged 65 years. 

In Memory of Mr. Robert Lancafter, who departed this Life in 
hopes | of a better April 4th 1770 Aged 70 years. 

In Memory of Bela Leffingwell who died at Charleston, South Caro- 
lina, July 27th 1796, in the 31ft year of his age, 

Alfo here are deposited the bodies of Prudence & Eunice Leffing- 
well. Prudence died Novr. 18th 1795, in the 27th year of her age. 
Eunice died Septr. 26th 1796, in the 22d year of her age. 

Lucy, widow of Bela Leffingwell, died Dec. 19, 1856, aged 91. 

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Charity Leffingwell, Relict of Mr. 
Matthew Leffingwell, | who died July 15th, 1809, aged 73 years. 

Sacred to the memory of Harriet H. the beloved child of Bela 
& Lucy Leffingwell, who died July 31ft, 1811, aged 17 years. 

In memory of Mrs. Mary Leffingwell, Wife of Mr. Matthew 
Leffingwell, | who died July 6th 1813, aged 49 years. 

Also of Simeon Leffingwell their son, who was lost at Sea March 
4th I a^ed 22 

This monument is erected to the memory of Mr. Mathew Leffingjr 
well who departed this life June the 29th AD. 17[broken] 

In Memory of Capt. Solomon Malbone late of New port in the 
State of Rhodlf land | who died Auguft | 24th 1787 in ye, 76th | year 
of his age. 

In memory of two infants, twin daughters of Elif ha H. & Sally 
Mansfield, Lucy | H. died March 29th, 1819, AE | 8 weeks & 1 day. 
Lydia D. died | April 4th 1819, AE 9 weeks. 

Mr. | John | Nichols. 

In memory of Samuel Noyes, ion of William Noyes, wdio died 
July 24th 1781, in the 33d year of his age. 

In memory of Ephraim fon of Mr. Ephraim & Mrs. Prudence 
Punderfon, who died fept. 12th 1785, | aged 11 Months. 

Hannah Louisa, daughter of Roswell &, Eunice Roath, died 
June 25, 1822, 

In memory of | George fon to Mr. James & Mrs. Sophia Rogers, 
died march 10th 1796, I aged 9 M 

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Sophia, confort of Mr. James 
Rogers Junr who died Oetor. 9th 1796, in the 29th year of her age. 

Mi-. Ephraim Smith 

In Memory of three fons of Mr. William & Mrs. Sybel Stephens 

1906.] Inscriptions at Norwich, Conn. 19 

Caleb Cooley Stephens died Janr. 10th 1784, aged 18 days. William 
Stephens Jur. died march 18th 1785, aged 7 weeks & 3 days William 
Stephens 3d died march 4th 1787 in his 2d year. 

Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Tisdale, consort of Doct. 
Nathan Tisdale, and daughter of the late Rev. John Tyler, who died 
Dec. 22, 1824, in the 43 year of her age. 

Also Sacred to the memory of | Doct. Nathan Tisdale, who died I 
July 15, 1830, 

Here Lies Inter'd the remains of Mifs Betfey Tracy Daughter to 
Capt. Ifaac Tracy & Mrs. Elifabeth his wife f he Departed this j 
Life march 9th 1782 | Aged 19 years. 

Mrs. | Emma Tyler. 

Here lie interred The earthly remains of Mrs. Hannah, relict of 
the late Rev. John Tyler, who departed this life Jan. 19, 1826, in 
the 75 year of her age. 

Here were deposited the remains of John Tyler, lbn | of the Rev. 
John Tyler, & of Hannah Tyler his wife, who | died July 30, 1784, in 
the 12th year of his age. 

Alfo in memory of John Tyler, 2d fon of this name of the Rev. 
John Tyler & of Hannah Tyler his wife, who died at the if land of Mar- 
tinico, Aug. 19, 1802, in- | the 18th year of his age. 

Here lie interred j the earthly remains of The Rev. John Tyler For 
54 years Rector of Christs Church in this city. Having faithfully 
fulfilled his ministry, He was ready to be dissolved and to be with 
Christ. His soul took its flight | from this vale of misery, | Jan. 20, 
1823, in the 81 year of his age. 

Here are deposited | the remains of | Miss Mary Tyler, | daughter of the 
Rev. | John Tyler & Mrs. Hannah his wife, who died March 17th 
AD. 1806, Aged 28 years. 

In M[broken]ory of | [broken] Y Ren[broken] | to [broken] Van Mair 
[broken] ne | [broken] departed this life September 2Jft J783, in the 64 
Year of her age. # 

In memory of Miss Abby Warren, daughter of Lemuel & 
Abigail | Warren, died | Oct. 6, 1833, | Aged 68. 

In memory of | Mrs. Abigail Warren, wife of Mr. Lemuel Warren 
who departed | this life Oct. 27th AD. | 1808, Aged 67 years. 

Also In memory of Mr. Dan iel Warren who died in | Auzoays, 
west indies April 14th AD 1790, Aged 22 years. 

In memory of Miss Hannah Warren, who died May 29, 1827, 
aged 56. 

In memory of Mr. Lemuel Warren, who departed this life Oct. 
10, 1812, in the 79 year of his age. 

In memory of | Miss | Lydia Warren, | daughter of Lemuel & 
Abigail Warren, died | March 15, 1835, Aged 73. 

In memory of Capt. | William Wattles, | who departed this | life 
April 18th AD. | 1787 in the 48th | year of his age. 

In memory of Mr. | Elif ha fon to Mr. | Zephaniah & Mrs. | Lydia 
Whipple | who died Janr. 24th | 1789, in ye, 17th | Year of his age. 

Here were deposited | the remains of Capt. | Solomon Whipple, who 
died fept. 4th 1801, in ye, 30th year of his age. 

Also, j In memory of Buf hnell | Whipple, who was | drowned at Sea 
Augft. 1785 in ye 17th year of his age. 

* This stone is in the churchyard. 

20 Descendants of Ephraim Darwin. [Jan. 



Compiled by lion. Kalph D. Smyth, and communicated by Dr. Bernard C. Steiner. 

1. Ephraim 1 Darwin was admitted a planter at Guilford, Dec. 11, 
1G72, and had his portion of land out of the third division, according to 
his list of estate. He had probably been in Guilford for several years. 
The rocks at the head of Fair Street, Guilford, were long called Ephraim's 
rocks, after him. He married first, June 10, 1G78, Elizabeth, daughter of 

Richard Goodrich ; and married second, Rachel . He died in Sept., 

1725. The name was sometimes spelled Durren. His list in 1716 was £29. 
Children : 

1. i. Daniel, 2 b. Sept. 15, 1680; d. Sept. 9, 1G82. 

2. ii. Samuel, b. Jan. 24, 1G83-4. 

iii. Rachel, b. Nov. 11, 1G85 ; d. Nov. 9, 1691. 

3. iv. Joseph, b. Feb. 9, 1687-8. 

4. v. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 9, 1691 ; removed to Greenwich, and Salem, N. J. 

5. vi. Daniel, b. May 6, 1694; d. Dec, 1756. 

2. Samuel 2 Darwin {.Ephraim 1 ), married first, Jan. 5, 1710, Sarah, 

daughter of James Hill, who died Dec. 4, 171 1 ; and married second, 
in Dec, 1713, Abigail Benham of Wallingford. His list in 1716 
was £32. 16. 0., and his home lot of 3 acres was assessed at £3. 
Children : 

i. Sarah, 3 b. July 5, 1715. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 5, 1718. 

iii. Dinah, b. Oct. 17, 1720. 

iv. Samuel, b. Mch. 20, 1723. 

v. Thankful, b. Jan. 9, 1726. 

vi. Ephraim, b. Mch. 6, 1729. 

3. Joseph 2 Darwin (Ephraim 1 ), of Wallingford in 1722, had a list of 

£36. 14. 0. at Guilford in 1716, but no home lot. He married, 
Dec. 18, 1711, Anna, daughter of William Parent. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth, 3 or Isabel, b. Sept. 26, 1712. 

5. ii. Joseph, b. Dec. 19, 1715. 

4. Daniel 2 Darwin (Ephraim 1 ), of Branford, married, Aug. 10, 1720, 

Abigail Champion of Lyme. 
Children : 

i. Mary, 3 b. Oct. 21, 1721. 

6. ii. Daniel, b. Jan. 31, 1726. 
iii. A i;k; ail, b. Aui*. 2!), 17;>0. 
iv. Stephen, b. Apr. 16, 1 788. 

v. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 24, L740; in. July L8, L761, Dinah Thorp of North 

Haven, and had Jonathan Champion, 4 i>. Apr. 4, L768. 
vi. Noah, 1). Apr. 16, L748; d. June l I. 1764. 

5. Joseph' Darwin, Jr. (Joseph* Ephraim 1 ), of Woodberry, Branford, 

and North Branford, married Elisabeth . 

Children : 
i. Ethan. 4 


1906.] Descendants of Patrick Falconer, 21 

ii. Uzziel. 

iii. Ira. 

iv. Adah, d. Nov. 21, 1767, at Branford. 

v. Submit, twin, b. Aug. 9, 1754. 

vi. Lucina, twin, b. Aug. 9, 1754. 

6. Daniel 3 Darwin, Jr. [Daniel? Ephraim 1 ), married, Feb. 8, 1748, 
Susannah Adkins, and lived at Branford. 
Children : 

i. Sara, 4 b. Sept. 30, 1752. 

ii. Josiah, b. Apr, 26, 1755; cl. Jan. 4, 1756. 

iii. Daniel, b. Dec. 8, 1756. 

iv. Anna, b. Sept. 21, 1759. 

v. Michael, b. July 5, 1761. 

vi. Simeon, b. July 23, 1763. 

vii. Huldah, b. Aug. 12, 1765. 



Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smyth and communicated by Dr. Bernard C. Steiner. 

1. Patrick 1 Falconer came to America, probably from Scotland, 
about 1684. He is said, in his epitaph written by his friend the Rev. Abra- 
ham Pierson, Jr., to have " suffered much for Christ," but when and where 
does not appear. It has been conjectured, however, that it was in Scot- 
land, during the religious difficulties of that period. 

In " The Model of Government of the province of East New Jersey in 
America and encouragement of such as design to be concerned there," 
published in Edinburg in 1685, reprinted in Whitehead's "East Jersey," 
is a letter from Patrick Faulkner to Maurice Trent, dated " Elizabeth 
Town, East Jersey, 28th October, 1684." This is among "letters to dif- 
ferent individuals in Europe ( Scotland) from sundry individuals in Amer- 
ica." The letter was written shortly after his arrival, and praises the 
country highly. He also speaks of having travelled through Maryland 
and Pennsylvania. Where Mr. Falconer spent the three or four interme- 
diate years after the date of this letter does not appear. In 1688, Pat- 
rick Falconer, then of Woodbridge, was administrator of Robert Adam. 
The next year, 1689, he was at New Haven, where he married Hannah, 
daughter of Governor William Jones and grand-daughter of Governor 
Eaton. They were both about 30 years of age at that time. 

Patrick Falconer could not have remained long at New Haven, for 
June 20, 1690, he was at Newark, New Jersey, administrator on the estate 
of Samuel Kitchel, who left a will dated Feb. 11, 1683, but whose wife 
Grace, named as executrix, had died before him ; and he appears as a 
witness to the will of David Ogden, Dec. 26, 1691, but when the will was 
proved, Feb. 27, 1691-2, "Patrick Falconer being deceased," the other 
witness testified alone. He was called " merchant." On his gravestone 
in the old burying-ground is this inscription : " Here lyeth the body of 
Patrick Falconer, who died January 27th, 1691/2, aged 33 years." In 
his will, recorded in Trenton, New Jersey, he provided that his daughter, 

22 Descendants of Patrick Falconer. [Jan. 

Hannah, be maintained till she arrive at the age of eighteen, and then that 
she should have fifty pounds in money ; his wife, Hannah, was to enjoy the 
whole estate in any part of Europe, New England, New Jersey, or else- 
where, and to be sole executrix with power to sell, etc. ; his honored father 
Wm. Jones, and his loving brother John Jones to be overseers, and his 
" brother James Falconer to be the overseer to take care to preserve what 
I have in Europe for my wife and child," also James Emmett to be over- 
seer to assist in settling accounts in New York, Long Island, New Jersey, 
or elsewhere west of the Hudson River. 

Sometime subsequent to Patrick Falconer's death, a John Falconer of 
London gave a power of attorney to David Falconer to act and do for him 
in East Jersey as a proprietor, but there is no evidence that either of these 
were relatives of Patrick. 

It appears that Mrs. Hannah Falconer sold her interest in her husband's 
property and returned to New Haven, where she was in 1695. Subse- 
quently she married James Clark of Stratford, and removed to that place. 
Children : 

i. Hannah, 2 b. 1690, probably at Newark; m. Aug. 2, 1710, Dea. Seth 
Morse of Dedham, and had Buth, who m. Samuel Lee. 

2. ii. Patrick, b. Aug. 12, 1692, at New Haven (posthumous) ; d. July, 

1735. He lived at Guilford, where he was listed for £21 and a 
horse, in 1716. 

2. Patrick 2 Falconer, Jr. {Patrick 1 ) married, in 1722, Deliverance, 

daughter of Thomas Cooke, Jr. Prior to July, 1737, she married 
second, Hill, and died Feb. 12, 1781. 

Children : 

i. Hannah, 3 b. Aug. 23, 1723; m. Men. 6, 1745, Charles Miller of Dur- 
ii. Sarah, b. Mch. 15, 1727; d. single, Sept. 24, 1797. 
iii. Mary, b. Apr. 11, 1729; m. Nov. 20, 1755, Simeon Norton. 

3. iv. Charles, b. May 11, 1731; d. Oct. 18, 1803. 

v. Rebecca, b. Jan. 13, 1734; d. single, Feb. 9, 1816. 

3. Charles 3 Falconer, or Faulkner (Patrick? Patrick 1 ), of Guil- 

ford, served in the French and Indian war and in the Revolution. 
He married first, Jan. 6, 1760, Hannah Morse, who died Apr. 30, 
1765 ; and married second, Mch. 4, 1767, Mary Bly of Middletown, 
who died Feb. 28, 1810. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Benoni, 4 b. July 1, 1760; d. July 16, 1760. 

ii. Hannah, b. Sept. 3, 1761. 

iii. Mary, b. July 10, 1763; d. July 10, 1768. 

iv. Charles, b. Oct. 13, 1764; d. Oct. 15, 1769. 

Children by second wife : 

v. Patrick, b. Nov. 30, 1767 ; d. 1817 ; m. Prudence, dau. of John Gold- 
smith, and removed to Middletown, N. Y. 
vi. Mary, b. Jan. 26, 1771; d. Apr. 8, 1791. 

4. vii. Charles, b. Mch. 20, 1773; d. at Philadelphia, 1835. 
viii. Friend Lyman, b. Feb. 15, 1777; went West. 

ix. Sally, b. 1779 ; lived in Branford. 

4. Charles 4 Faulkner, Jr. ( Charles? Patrick? Patrick 1 ), married, 

May 1, 1800, Clarinda Stone, who died Aug. 30, 1868. 

i. Charles, 5 b. Feb. 28, 1801 ; d. Mch., 1802. 

1906.] Passenger Lists to America, 23 

ii. Chakles Hand, b. Apr. 15, 1803; d. Sept. 16, 1842; lived in Buenos 
Ayres, and Georgetown, S. C. ; m. (1) Ann Edwards Roberts, who 
was b. Feb., 1811, and cl. Feb. 1, 1833; m. (2) Feb., 1840, Martha 
Folk of Georgetown, S. C. Children by first wife : William Bob- 
erts 6 and Christina. 

iii. Mary Ann, b. Jan. 3, 1807 ; m. May 4, 1833, Joel Stone of Guilford. 

iv. William, b. Dec. 27, 1808; m. (l)Oct. 15, 1829, Frances H. Lord of 
Norwich, who was b. Sept. 5, 1805, and d. Apr. 20, 1848 ; m. (2) 
March 27, 1850, Mary G., clau. of Pitman Stowe of Hartford. 
Children by first wife : Francis 6 William, George Lord, Caroline 
Pierson, and Ella; child by second wife : Charles Pitman. 


Communicated by Gerald Fothergill, Esq., of New Wandsworth, London, 


It was formerly the duty of an official to keep a strict account of all 
persons leaving the shores of England or Ireland, and this was no doubt 
at all times carried out. in a more or less perfect way. 

As regards England, these were all burnt by a fire at the Custom House, 
London. In some few cases, however, duplicates had been made for various 
official reasons, and these were printed, so far as then discovered, by 

In making researches among the British Archives, I have discovered 
others. One series of these has been printed and is called a " List of Emi- 
grant Ministers to America." Others I hope to print from time to time 
in the pages of the Register. 

The following are lists of passengers who left Ireland between the years 
1805-1806, and contained in a British Museum Manuscript numbered 
Add. 35932. 

The following is an example of a list, affidavit and certificate, showing 
that some trouble was taken in making the records : 

Thomas Ryan Patrick Ryan 

John Cronnan Mich 1 Enright 

John Daly Pat Hennesy 

Edward Kellerman maketh oath that the above is a true list and descrip- 
tion of the passengers engaged to go in the Ship Numa to America, and 
that not any of them is or are atrificers, artisans, manufacturers, seamen 
or seafaring men, and that he will not take any other passengers but those 
expressed in the above list, and that this list is a duplicate of the original 
one transmitted to the Lord Lieutenant and Council save and except six 
of the passengers mentioned therein who are not to proceed. 

Sworn before the Custom House, } EDW d Kelleran. 

Limerick, 2 Ap 1 ., 1803. j 

I certify that I have personally examined the Men in the above List 
and that to the best of my knowledge I do believe they are of the occupa- 
tion above discribed. Limerick, 3 Ap 1 ., 1803. 

Wm. Payne, Brig r Gen 1 . 

* " The Original Lists " of Emigrants to America, 1600-1700, edited by John Camden 
Hotten. New York, 1874. 


Passengt r Lists to Ann ru 


A Lisl of Passengers who have Bailed on board the 
from Dublin, 29 March, L803, 

Robert Gibson 

1". eling 

W Ford 


John Morris 


W" Sherlock 


Ilmji .lacks. mi 


James Murphy 

John llobletoli 

Man for America 

American merchant 



A Lisl oi Passengers on the Ship Porrfanrf for Charlestown, 29Mch., L8< 
Charles Adams age I s farmer of Limerick 

Marg 1 Adams liis wife 




Etic O'Carroll 



" Bolinhroke 

Dan 1 O'Carroll 





Tlio s Egan 



writing cler 

k Limerick 

Martin Corry 




John ( ouiiery 





Mary Egan 




Eliza Corry 




Mary Connory 




Mary Kuan jim r 




Betty Fitzpatrick 




Mich 1 Quillan 





Mary Quinlan 




Mary Quinlan jun r 




Thos O'Duyer 





Mich 1 O'Donnovan 





John Mullins 


26 labourer 


.lames Meehan 





Pat k Kernan 


2 1 



Terence Murray 





Patrick Magrath 





Andrew Lee 





Ric Ennery 



writing clerk Limerick 

Hugh Morgan 


22 labourer 


James Iverly 





John Walsh 


27 labourer 


Ann Considen 




John Cummins 




Claraline co. Ti] 

W" O'Brien 




Thomas Town 

Margaret Fehilly 


2 1 



Marg 1 Have-. 




.Mary Callaghan 


1 1 


Joseph Fihilly 



Mich 1 Fihilly 



John Fihilly 



Mary Fihilly 



i Lisl of Passengers on 


) Shi 

p Eagle foe 

New York. 29 Meh.. 

Ales Radclifife 

28 tanner 

1 »: 1 1 1 \ roil. 1 

ihn M cntc i- 


28 labourer 


\Y'" Calvert 





Ann ( 'alverl 


2 1 



Janus Br y son 





Peter Leonard 






Passenger Lists to America. 


W m Lo^an 
Thos Bain 
Joseph Webb 
W ra Wilson 
Margt Wilson 
W m Kineard 
Robt Kineard 
W m Hancock 
Thos Wilson 
James Diennen 
John English 
Isabella English 
W m Kerr 
James Lister 
George Lister 
John Graham 
Thos Spratt 
John Browne 
Sam 1 Campbell 
Charles Martin 
Robert Halridge 
Robt Eakin 
W m Rafield 
W m Woods 
Neh a Kidd 
John Shields 
John Cully 
David Clement 
Andrew Clement 
W m M c Alister 


age 36 labourer 
" 18 farmer 
" 25 labourer 
« 22 " 
" 20 spinster 
" 52 farmer 
" 18 labourer 
" 19 






" 25 
" 24 
" 50 farmer 
u 24 " 
" 18 labourer 
" 20 farmer 
" 16 clerk 
" 38 farmer 
" 23 " 
" 27 labourer 
" 20 " 
" 20 farmer 
u 24 " 

u 99 u 

a 20 " 
" 20 " 












Sea Patrick 



A List of Passengers on the Ship Susan 
5 Apl., 1803. 

John Dornan ao;e 43 bookseller 

M rs Mary Dornan " 40 spinster 

Three small children 
M rs Frances Russel age 40 grocer 
M rs Annie Russel " 38 spinster 
Three small children 

John Midleton 
James Erwin 
W m Erwin 
Chas Rivington 
Robert Noble 
M rs Nelly Welch 
Miss Mary Ann Finly 
James Truer 
Thomas Fitzgerald 
James Byrne 
John Byrne 
W m Finly 
James Kelly 
John Riley 
James Kelly 

age 29 merchant 
28 physician 
26 ' " 
25 merchant 
60 " 
31 spinster 
22 farmer 










for New York from Dublin, 







New York 


County Meath 
County Wexford 
County Meath 



County Wexford 




Passenger Lists to America. 


A Lisl of Passengers to go on board the American Brig Neptune, Seth 
Stevens Master, for Newcastle and Philadelphia, burthen per admeasure- 
ment 117 tons, at Warren Point, Newry, 29 Mch., 1803. 

John Grimes labourer aged 28 


" his wife " 20 


Crummy farmer " 45 


" his wife " 30 


" their daughter " 15 


" ditto " 12 


" their son " 6 


ditto " 4 

Susan Dene 

David Gallon farmer 

.John Henry ditto 

Ilanna " his wife 
Nancy " their daughter 
James " their son 
William Countes labourer 
Mary Countes his wife 

spinster aged 18 






List of Passengers to proceed by the American Ship Rachel, Benjamin 
Hale, Master, to New York from Sligo, 15 Apl., 1803. 

Robert Ormsby clerk 

Owen M'Gowan 


James Gillan farmer 

Fred k Corry 


John Read clerk 

Pat Gilmartin 


James Henderson clerk 

Pat Gilan 


Peter M l 'Gowan schoolmaster 

Pat Foley 


Chas Armstrong clerk 

Pat Feeny 

Lau ( ' e Christian labourer 

Mich 1 Horan 

Patt " " 

John Farrel 

James Donald " 

John Commins 

W m Corry " 

Dan 1 Gilmartin 

Dan 1 M c Gowan " 

List of Passengers on board the Ship Margaret, Thomas Marsh, Master 
bound for New York, from Newry, 18 Apl., 1803. 

Eliz Brothers 

Mary " 

Sam 1 " labourer 

James " 

William " 



aged 36 

M Ann Anderson 

Mat 11 Doubly 

James Farrell 

James Harkness labourer 


Tho 8 






Eliz Story 

Ben Story farmer 

Ann Story 




iugh Alexander labourer 




















aged 17 
" 18 
" 16 


Robert Gooey 
Samuel Douglas 
Thomas Haxten 
John Rolston 
Ann Beard 
Ann Beard 
James M c Clean 
Eliz M c Clean 
David M c Clean 

George " 
William Riddle 
Samuel Magil 
Samuel Magil 
Biddy Enery 

aged 29 






aged 20 


Lisl of passengers intending to go from Belfast to Philadelphia in the 
Ship Edward, from Belfast, 19 Apl., L803. 

James G; 

Thomas Greg 

farmer age 46 
a a 1S 

James Fox 
J a. Moonev 

labourer aged 40 
a 1(J 


Passenger Lists to America. 


. 'ohn Greg 




James Towel 

labourer a 

ged 22 

5 Lomas Fleming 




James Burns 




T ugh Porter 




Rob 4 Labody 




John Martin 




Hers M c Culloug 

h farmer 



Alex r M c Meekin 




W U1 Scott 




Ad m Dunn 




James Kirkman 




Thomas Monks 




W m Bingham 




Robert Monks 




James Bingham 




Joseph Monks 




John Norris 




Thomas Monks 




Hugh Murphy 




John Smith 




Edw d Wilson 




Hu M c Bride 




Ardsal Hanlay 








James Read 




W Dawson 




Jos Haddock 




Jno Craven 




A List of Passengers who intend going to Newcastle, Wilmington and 
Philadelphia in the Ship Pennsylvania, Elhana Bray, Master, from Lon- 
donderry, 16 Apl., 1803. 

Patrick Lealer j 

iged 50 

of Shabane 


Robert Donaldson- 





Bell Donaldson 





Mary " 





Jane " 





Mary " 





Nancy Maxwell 





Robert " 





Nash Donald 





Patrick Donal 





Margaret Steel 





Peter Derin 





James M c Gonagal 





Charles Canney 





Richard Dougherty 





Margaret Heaton 





Patrick M c Callen 





Hugh Breeson 





Mary O'Donnell 





Samuel Gilmour 



Sr Johnston 


Ann Gilmour 





Jas Elgin 





James Boyd 





William Oliver 



Sr Johnstown 

Thomas Wilson 





Nancy Wilson 





Nancy Wilson jun r 





Ja s Wilson 





John Wilson 





Sam 1 « 





Eleanor " 



Newton Limavady spinster 

John Moore 



a a 


Bridget Dever 



a it 


VOL. LX. 3 


Stephen Burton of Bristol, B. I. 


John Lewis 

aged 33 

Newton Limavada 


Fanny Lewis 
Fanny Lewis junr 









And w Lewis 






Susan " 
(Jeorge " 





flames Stewart 





Ja 8 King 





Will m M'Bride 





Will Parker 





Alex r Houston 





Francis " 





John Brigham 





Jane " 
Eliz Brigham 
Ezek 1 Brigham 








David Brigham 





W m White 





Ja 8 Mitchell 
Fra s Dormet 




W m Montgomery 
May " 

Sam 1 " 








Rebecca Montgomery 
Robert Little 




John Little 





Math w Armstrong 





JqS TWlrl 





[To be continued.] 



By Miss Susan A. Smith, of Dorchester, Mass. 

1. Stephen 1 Burton, although spoken of as a wealthy and highly edu- 
cated man, always holding prominent office, and active in the public in- 
terest, has left very little of himself upon record. Savage says he was 
"probably son of Thomas." h\ Mr. Waters's " Gleanings," Vol. 1, page 
319, is the will of Margaret Prescott of the Parish of St. Thomas the 
Apostle, London, widow, dated Nov. 1, 1639, proved dan. 3, 1639-40, in 
which she mentions her " son-in-law Stephen Burton and my daughter 
Martha his wile," but no connection between this Stephen and the Thomas 
named by Savage, or the Stephen of this article, lias been proved. 

The first evidence found of the presence of Stephen 1 in Boston was in 
1670, when he was witness to a deed. In 1673, John Cranston, of New- 
port, R. I., sold land in Boston, bequeathed to him by the will of William 
Brenton of Rhode Island, to " Stephen Burton of London Junior, mer- 
chant, now resident of New England," and from that time, for over ten 
years, he had interests in Boston. 

1906.] Stephen Burton of Bristol, B. I. 29 

In 1680, Stephen Burton joined with "John Walley, Nathaniel By field 
and Nathaniel Oliver, men of large estate," in the purchase, from Plymouth 
Colony, of Mount Hope, the seat of the Great Sachem, Phillip, which has 
been called the " reward ' : to the Colony for the memorable conquest, but 
evidently he did not immediately take up his residence at Mount Hope, for 
in 1681 he was constable at Boston. 

Oct. 28, 1681, at the sitting of Plymouth Colony Court, at the request 
of the four purchasers of Mount Hope, it was granted that it should be a 
town, to be called " Bristoll," and the first u Recorder " of the new town- 
ship was Stephen Burton. Any one who examines the first book of Deeds 
at Taunton, kept by him as Recorder,* cannot fail to notice the beautiful 
handwriting and the scholarly elegance of its arrangement. 

In 1689, "Lieut." Burton was one of the selectmen "to wait on 
court," and he was also one of the Town Council " to join with the Com- 
mission officers by way of ordering concerns in exegencies relating to mili- 
tia affairs." He was one of the first Deputies from Bristol to the General 
Court, and served five times, 1685, '86, '89, '90, and '92. 

In 1690 he was appointed by Plymouth Court to look after the "reve- 
nues and Customs " of Bristol County, and " to give despatches to vessels 
and see that Acts of Navigation be observed and render account," but in 
1692 complaint was made that Stephen Burton neglected his duties, be- 
cause of "head trouble," and his death is recorded July 22, 1693. It is 
said that he resided on Burton Street in Bristol, and that the house was 
destroyed by the British in 1777. 

He married first, Abigail, daughter of Gov. William and Martha Bren- 
ton of Rhode Island, who died at Bristol in 1684; and married second, 
Sept. 4, 1684, Elizabeth, only daughter of Gov. Josiah and Penelope 
(Pelham) Winslow, who died at Pembroke, Mass., July 11, 1735, and 
whose grave-stone is in an excellent state of preservation. 

Children by first wife, born in Boston : 

i. Stephen, 2 b. Aug. 8, 1677. 
ii. A daughter, b. Oct. 16, 1680. 

Children by second wife, born in Bristol : 

iii. Penelope, b. Aug. 8, 1686. 
2. iv. Thomas, b. Mar. 16, 1692-3. 

v. Elizabeth, who never married, and of whom marvellous stories are 
told of the elegance of her personal belongings, one tradition be- 
ing that she had a " quart measure of jewels," and many magnifi- 
cent dresses. An elegant dower-chest stood in the Burton house at 
Pembroke as late as 1810, when it was sold. 

2. Thomas 2 Burton (Stephen 1 ) settled in Pembroke, Mass., where he 
was town clerk and schoolmaster many years. 

In Middlesex Co. Deeds, Vol. 28, fol. 229, is a transfer dated 
Aug. 6, 1728, of " Thomas Burton and Elizabeth Junior of Plymouth 
County," to " Nathaniel Cotton of Bristol County Clerk ' of a 
tract of land at " Natticut " on the Merrimac River, being " three 
fourths of one sixteenth of ten thousand acres, derived from our 
honored father Stephen Burton deceased," who purchased it from 
" Mr. John Cranston of Neport R. I., who had it from William 
Brenton Esq., as see his last will and testament." In this document 

♦The office of Recorder at that time included "Clerk of the Peace," " Clerk of 
Common Pleas," and the duties now performed by the Registers of Deeds and of 

30 A Dorchester Religious Society. [Jan. 

both Elizabeth the widow of Stephen, 1 and Alice the wife of 
Thomas, 2 resign dower. 

In 1730 it was voted in Duxburv that Thomas Burton should 
keep their school, provided " he shall tarry in said town and not 
remove out of it " ; but about that time he purchased a large estate 
in Center Pembroke, where he ever after lived. His family Bible 
is now in possession of Mrs. Henry Bos worth of Pembroke, whose 
husband is a descendant. 

Thomas' 2 married, May 10, 1722, Alice, born Apr. 15, 1G97, 
daughter of Elisha and Elizabeth (Wiswell) Wadsworth. He died 
Oct. 22, 1779, aged 87 .years, and she died June 9, 1791, aged 95 
years. (Gravestones at Pembroke.) 

Children : 

i. Martha, 3 b. June 19, 1723; d. Sept., 1723. 

ii. Penelope, b. Oct. 27, 1724; m. Oct. 23, 1751, Seth, son of Lieut. 
Samuel and Susanna Jacob. 

iii. Eleanor, b. May 4, 1728 ; d. Oct. 27, 1751 ; m. Feb. 5, 1746-7, Nathan- 
iel, son of Hudson and Abigail (Keen ?) Bishop of Pembroke. Child- 
ren : 1. Nathaniel, b. Oct. 14, 1747 ; m. June 6, 1779, Abigail Bearse. 
2. Eliphalet, b. Sept. 23, 1751 ; m. May 16, 1776, Elizabeth Tubbs. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. May 9, 1737; m. May 14, 1766, Daniel, b. July 8, 1739, 
sou of Elisha and Elizabeth (Lincoln) Bonney. , He cl. Aug. 13, 
1813, aged 74 yrs., and she cl. May 17, 1807, aged 70 yrs. No child- 



Communicated by Albert Matthews, A.B., of Boston. 

On December 25, 1698, there was formed at Dorchester a " Society of 
Young Men mutually joining together in the Service of God." The So- 
ciety apparently had no distinctive name, and, though it seems to have ex- 
isted for a century and a half, there appear to be no allusions to it in the 
histories of Dorchester. There are, however, three sources of information 
in regard to the Society. In 1779 there was printed at Boston, " Early 
Piety recommended. A Sermon, Preached Lord's-day Evening, February 
1st, 1778, to Two Religious Societies of Young Men in Dorchester. By 
Moses Everett, A.M., Pastor of the Church in that Place. Published at 
the Request of the Societies and others." In the course of this sermon 
Mr. Everett says : 

It is a happy consideration, that amidst all the degeneracy of the times, the 
ancient religious Societies of young Men, are upheld among us. That there are 
still so many who are willing to own a regard for the interests of religion, 
while it is so generally disregarded and contemned by the youth. Such socie- 
ties, are indeed worthy a particular share in the affection of all good men. 
. . . They are honorable. . . . They are greatly ornamental to reli- 
gion . . . and tend much to the advancement of its dignity and interests 
(p. 24). 

These words are of too general a nature to be of much value, and the 
fact, as stated on the title-page, that this sermon was preached to two so- 
cieties, rather intensifies than clears up our ignorance. But in 17 ( J ( .t there 
was printed at Charlestown "A Discourse, Addressed to the Religious So- 

1906.] A Dorchester Religious Society, 31 

ciety of Young Men in Dorchester, on the Termination of One Hundred 
Years from the Time of its Establishment. By the Rev. Thaddeus Mason 
Harris." The Introduction to this discourse is as follows : 

QN December 25, 1698, a number of young persons, actuated by a love for re- 
ligion, and a desire to assist and promote each other's advancement in the 
offices of piety, agreed upon ' a private weekly meeting, for religious exercise, 
and the good improvement of the evening of the lord's day.' 

About eleven years after, as the members had become numerous, and it was 
inconvenient to assemble in one place, it was deemed advisable to divide; and 
one branch of the society continued to meet in the south part of the town, and 
the other in the north. 

The society is composed of serious and well disposed youths, who continue 
members till they form family connections, or leave the town. There is no 
recollection of a single instance of the expulsion of an individual for ill conduct, 
or of any one having desired to leave the society from dislike. The utmost 
harmony and fraternal affection have prevailed in their meetings : and the insti- 
tution has been promotive of the happiest effects in encouraging and assisting 
youthful piety and practical godliness. 

That a society constituted of persons whose dispositions and principles are 
apt to be mutable, and easily affected and estranged by the dissipations of early 
life, should have been zealously supported through a whole century, is a circum- 
stance which must forcibly excite our admiration. On the termination of this 
period, the young meu of the elder branch of the society requested that a dis- 
course might be delivered to them in public, to commemorate the establishment 
of the Institution, and to further its views. In compliance with this request 
the following was written and delivered, and to gratify the society it is now 
published (pp. 3, 4).* 

Our third source of information is a manuscript written on parchment 
now owned by Mr. Charles J. Means of Boston, a son of the late Rev. 
James H. Means of Dorchester — the successor of the Rev. John Codman. 
This parchment, which could not have been written earlier than 1707, 
contains the Articles agreed upon December 25, 1698, and the names of 
about three hundred and fifty members, many of them autograph signa- 
tures.! It is printed at the end of this paper. 

But while our knowledge of this particular Society is meagre, it may 
not be without interest to give an outline of the causes which led to its 
inception, especially as this will show that other similar societies existed 
in this neighborhood early in the eighteenth century. The scandals, both 
public and private, which characterized the reigns of Charles II. and 
James II. were a cause of shame to many Englishmen, and became so no- 
torious that a reaction set in after the Revolution. In 1895 Miss Mary 
Bateman wrote : 

In the reign of William and Mary the rise of a number of voluntary associa- 
tions, with moral, religious, or philanthropic aims, expressed the widespread 
desire for social reform. It is true that in 1689, as in 1642, social reform was 
not made a party cry ; but the cordial reception given to the Prince of Orange, 
especially in the city of London, was partly due to the belief that the social 
disorders of the last two reigns would be suppressed. The city authorities 

* In an Appendix (pp. 19-24), Mr. Harris says that "An account of the societies of 
young men in England, with rules and directions for their use, may be found in Bax- 
ter's Practical Works, Vol. iv; " quotes some rules for such a society from A Help to 
National Reformation ; and gives some extracts from " a little book, published about 
the beginning of the present century, entitled « Private meetings animated and regu- 
lated,' . . . which may serve to shew the original plan and design of such institu- 
tions." The last I have not seen. My attention was called by Mr. William P. Green- 
law to trie two sermons quoted in the text. Copies of both, owned by the Dorchester 
Antiquarian and Historical Society, are deposited in the library of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, and are bound in Volume viii of a series labelled " His- 
torical Discourses, Dorchester." 

f lam indebted to Mr. William B. Trask, to Mr. Henry E. Woods, and to Mr. 
Henry H. Edes, for aid in deciphering some of the names on the parchment. 

32 A Dorchester Religious Society. [Jan. 

combined with their Whiggism the Puritan horror of profanation of the Sab- 
bath, cursing and drunkenness, and they knew that they had William's sympa- 
thy in these matters. The first sign of a change in the policy of the Govern- 
ment was given In a letter sent by William to the bishops, 1689, ordering them 
publicly to preach against the keeping of courtezans, swearing, etc., and to put 
the ecclesiastical laws in execution without any indulgence. The next was 
given in a letter of Mary, written in the absence of the king, to the Justices of 
the Peace in Middlesex, July 9th, 1691, which recommended the execution of 
the laws " against profaning the Lord's Day, drunkenness, profane swearing 
and cursing, and all other lewd, enormous, and disorderly practices" which 
had universally spread themselves by the neglect and connivance of the magis- 
trates. Any officer of justice guilty of these offences or negligent in punishing 
them was to be punished himself as an example. 

On the whole, however, it was not through Court influence that progress was 
made in the reform of manners. It was from the people, not from the Govern- 
ment, that the movement of social reform came. The work which Cromwell 
had given to his major-generals was now taken up by voluntary associations. 
The title " Society for the Reformation of Manners" was first used in 1092,* 
when five or six private gentlemen of the Church of England, with the help of 
the Queen, banded themselves together to inform against all persons who broke 
the penal hrws. To prevent the charge of covetousness, the societies paid over 
the fines to charities, and took a subscription from their members to pay the 
expenses of prosecutions. In 1698 the societies received a stimulus from a 
proclamation against vice and impiety in all classes issued by William III. The 
spread of vice was ascribed to the magistrates' neglect to enforce the laws, and 
the judges of assize and justices of the peace were ordered to read the procla- 
mation before giving the charge, and all ministers of religion were to read it 
four times a year after divine service. f 

* For this statement, Miss Bateman refers to Coke' 's Detection (iii.66) and Wilson's 
De Foe (i. 279). Bat neither Coke nor Wilson says that the ^Y/e was used in 1692: 
merely that the Societies arose in or about that year. The earliest use of that exact 
title I have found is in a pamphlet called Proposals for a National Reformation of 
Manners, Humbly offered to the Consideration of our Magistrates # Clergy. To which is 
added, I. The Instrument for Reformation. II. An Account of several Murders, ac. and 
particularly A Bloody Slaughter- House discovered in Rosemary -lane, by some of the So- 
ciety for Reformation, . . . As also The Black Roll, Containing the Names and 
Crimes of several hundred Persons, who have been prosecuted by the Society, London, 
1694. This was licensed February 12, 1693-4, and was " Published by the Society for 
Reformation. " To the sermons preached before the Societies, there was frequently 
added an "Account [for the preceding year] of the Progress made in the Cities of 
London and Wesminster, and Places adjacent, by the Societies for Promoting Refor- 
mation of Manners." The first of these accounts was the " Black Poll " printed in the 
above pamphlet of 1692. Later they appeared as broadsides under the title of Black List, 
and in the British Museum are copies of the Sixth (1701), the Eighth (1703), the Tenth 
(1705), the Thirteenth (1708), the Fourteenth (1709), and the Fifteenth (1710). From 
them it seems probable that the Societies were officially organized in 1694, and pre- 
sumably their title dates from that year. 

The earliest allusion I have found to the originators of the Societies is in a pamphlet 
entitled A Vindication of an Undertaking of Certain Gentlemen, In Order to the Sup- 
pressing of Debauchery and Profaneness, printed in London in 1692, of which there is 
a copy in'the Boston Athenamm. Though published anonymously, it was written by 
Edward Fowler, Bishop of Gloucester, who says: 

" But to come to the Business of these Papers : Certain pious Gentlemen, all of the 
Church of England, laying greatly to heart these things, resolved to make Trval, 
whether any thing could be done towards giving a Check to Debauchery, and Pro- 
faneness ; and joyntly agreed upon this following Method for the Reforming of Offen- 
ders in those Tico most scandalous Instances, by due Course of Law" (p. 6). 

The title later used is not found in this pamphlet, but in the Preface the author 
asks : " But how can Zeal for so good a tiling as Reformation of OUT Manners, be ever 1 11- 
timed ? " (p. iv.) There arc in the British Museum two copies of this pamphlet, one 
with the title as given above, the other entitled A Vindication Of a Late Undertaking 
of Certain Cent letiicn, &C. f London, 1692. 

■f In 11. I). Traill's Social England (1895), iv. 592, 593. See also Sir W. Besant, Lon- 
don in the Time of the Stuarts (1903), pp. 355-358; Besant, London in the Eighteenth 

Century (1903), p. 158; R. Coke, A Detection of the Court and State of England (1719), 
Hi, 66 ; J. P. Malcolm, Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London from the 
Roman Invasion to the Year 1700 (1811), pp. 182 -185; J. P. .Malcolm, \uecdofes of the 

Manners and Customs of London during the Eighteenth Century (1810), i. 93-96; W. 
Wilson, Memoirs of the Life and Times of De Foe (1830), i. 286-302, ii. 81-90. 

1906.] A Dorchester Religious Society, 33 

Most of the societies organized late in the seventeenth century had for 
their object the suppression of immoralities of various kinds and the prose- 
cution of the offenders. After enumerating the duties of about a dozen 
of these, the writer of a pamphlet published in London in 1699 goes on 
to say : 

Besides those above-mentioned, there are about Nine and Thirty Beligious 
Societies of another kind, in and about London and Westminster, which are 
propagated into other Parts of the Nation ; as Nottingham, Gloucester, &c, and 
even into Ireland, where they have been for some Months since spreading in 
•divers Towns and. Cities of that Kingdom; as Kilkenny, Drogheda, Monmouth, 
<&c. especially in Dublin, where there are about Ten of these Societies, which are 
promoted by the Bishops, and inferior Clergy there. These Persons meet ofteu 
to Pray, Sing Psalms, and Bead the Holy Scriptures together, and to Reprove, 
Exhort, and Edifie one another by their Beligious Conferences. They moreover 
carry on at their Meetings, Designs of Charity, of different kinds; such as 
Relieving the Wants of Poor House-keepers , maintaining their Children at School, 
setting of Prisoners at Liberty, supporting of Lectures and daily Prayers in our 
Churches. These are the SOCIETIES which our late Gracious Queen, as the 
Learned Bishop that hath writ her LIFE tells us,* took so great Satisfaction in, 
that She inquired often and much about them, and was glad they went on and 
prevailed ; which, thanks be to GOD, they continue to do ; as the Reverend Mr. 
Woodward, who hath obliged the World with a very particular Account of the 
Bise and Progress of them, hath lately acquainted us.f And these likewise are 
SOCIETIES that have proved so exceedingly Serviceaable in the Work of RE- 
FORMATION, that they may be reckoned a chief Support to it, as our late Great 
Primate Arch-Bishop Tillolson declar'd, upon several Occasions, after he had 

* Gilbert Burnet's Essay on the Memory of the late Queen, published in 1695. There 
Is a copy in the Harvard College Library. 

f The Rev. Josiah Woodward preached a sermon before the Societies on December 
28, 1696. There is a copy in the Harvard College Library. In the Epistle Prefatory 
we read : 

" And therefore it cannot but be matter of great Joy to all good People to hear of your 
successful Progress in this your pious Enterprize. What exalted Praises will they offer 
to God, when they hear of your Order, Courage, and Unanimity in a Work of such abso- 
lute Necessity ; and when they understand that Thousands have been brought by your 
means to legal Punishment, for their abominable Enormities ; and that Multitudes of scan- 
dalous Houses . . . have been stcppress' d by you ; and that public Vice and Profane- 
ness is manifestly checked, and in a way to be rooted out by your exemplary Diligence, 
Zeal, and Expence in this great Undertaking ? As it is more particularly related in an 
Account of the Rise and Progress of the Religious Societies of Young Men, lately pub- 
lished^ (pp. vii. viii). 

The title of Woodward's pamphlet is, An Account of the Rise and Prowess of the 
Religious Societies in the City of London, 8$c. And of the Endeavours for Reformation 
of Manners Which have been made therein. No copy of the first edition is known to me, 
but according to Arber's Term Catalogues (ii. 600) it was published in November, 1696, 
under the title of An Earnest Admonition to All ; but especially to Young Persons, to 
turn to God by speedy repentance and reformation. Being the substance of six Sermons. 
. . . To which is added, An Account of the Rise and Progress of the Religious So- 
cieties of Young Men, and of the Societies for Reformation. In the British Museum arc 
copies of the second (1698), the third (1701), and the fourth (1712) editions. The fol- 
lowing extracts, pertinent to our subject, are taken from the second edition : 

"IT is now about twenty years ago, that several young Men of the Church of Eng- 
land, in the Cities of London and Westminster, were about the same time toucb'd with 
a very affecting sense of their Sins, and began to apply themselves, in a very serious 
manner, to Religious Thoughts and Purposes " (p. 31). * 

" INSOMUCH, that there are now near twenty Societies of various Qualities and Func- 
tions, formed in a Subordination and Correspondency one with another, and engaged 
in this Christian Design in and about this City and Suburbs : All wliicli have their set 
Hours and Places of meeting, to direct, support, and execute this their undertaking. 

" IN this Number of Societies for Reformation here given, I do not include any of the 
thirty two Religious Societies before mentioned. For tho they all agree in the love of 
Virtue, and dislike of Vice, yet their first and more direct Design of Association seems 
to be distinguish'd thus. In that the Societies for Reformation bent their u1 most En- 
deavours from the first to suppress publick Vice; whilst the Religious Societies endeav- 
our' d chiefly to promote Religionin their own Breasts, tho they have since been emi- 
nently instrumental in the Publick Reformation " (pp. 83, 8-1). 

34 A. Dorchester Religious Society: [Jan, 

examined their Orders, and inquired into their Lives, That he thought they were 
to the Church of England.* 

That a movement which met with such an impetus in England should 

have extended its influence to the American colonics, is what one would 

naturally expect. In a pamphlet published in London in 1705, we read : 

A Reverend Divine, who hath been lately in our Northern Plantation in Amer- 
ica, by the Encouragement of divers' of our Bishops, for the Propagation of 
Christianity there, order'd a whole Impression of the Account of the Societies]; 
to be Printed off, and sent thither, for the promoting a lie formation, by these 
Methods, in those Parts of the World. And this Reverend Person the last 
Month told me, that he thinks they have since made a more remarkable Refor- 
mation there, than in either of Her Majesty's Kingdoms.}: 

Some contemporary letters written by an unknown New Englander are 
fortunately preserved. In the pamphlet which has just been cited will be 
found the following extracts : 

From New England we are told, That great Care hath been there taken of 
late for the Punishment of Vice and Prophaneness by the Methods that are here 
us'd ; and a Gentleman in that Country, in his Letter bearing date April 10. 1702. 
informs us, That several Societies are formed in Boston, and he thinks that in 
a little time he shall acquaint us of others set up in other Parts of that 
Country. § 

A Gentleman in New-England, in a Letter dated October 8. 1704. writes to 
his Correspondent in London in the following Words: The Societies lately 
erected for the Service of Religion in London, and in some other Parts of Europe, 
have by their laudable Example had an Influence upon a Country as far distant 
from them as New-England in America. And we thought it might be some Satis- 
faction to you and other good Men with you, to have a summary Account of the 
Good which is daily doing among us, in Imitation of the Example that you have given 
us. We shall accordingly inform you, that a Number of Gentlemen who make the 
best Figure in this Place,- did a few 3Ionths ago establish a voluntary Conversa- 
tion once in a Fortnight. The Gentlemen of the Society for Propagation of Re- 
ligion have already had a sensible Blessing of God upon their Consultations and 
Under talcing s. They have sent into every Town of the Provinces Treatises to ani- 
mate the Observation of the Lord's Day. They have conveyed unto such People 
among our selves as frequently and prophanely absent themselves from the Publick 
Worship of God, a Sheet of Considerations to reclaim them from that Prophanity. 
They compiled and emitted an Abstract of Laws against all punishable Wicked- 
ness, and armed the Officers in the several Parts of the Province therewithal. They 
are now endeavouring to introduce more Religion into our Sea-faring Tribe, and 
Season our Vessels with better Orders than have been generally practised. These 
are but some of the good Things which they have done in a very little while. We 

* An Account of the Societies for Reformation of Manners, in London and Westmin- 
ster, And other Parts of the Kingdom, London, 1699, pp. 15, 16. In the British Museum 
Catalogue and elsewhere this pamphlet, of which two editions appeared in 1699, is at- 
tributed to Woodward: but the allusion to Woodward quoted in the text shows that 
he could not have been its author. There is a copy of the pamphlet in the Boston 
Athenaeum and in the Harvard College Library. In a sermon pi'eached before the 
Societies on June 27, 1698, the Rev. Thomas Jekill referred in the Epistle Dedicatory 
to *' the several Accounts that have been given of your Affairs in Print ; first by the Right 
Reverend Bishop of Gloucester, and since by the Reverend Mr. Woodward, and some 
others." The first allusion is of course to Edward Fowler's Vindication (1692), al- 
ready quoted in a note on page 32, while the second allusion is to the pamphlet by 
Woodward mentioned in the. last note. 

t Presumably the Account published in 1699. There are in the British Museum. a 
pamphlet published in London about 170') called A Short Account of the Several Kinds 
of Societies, set up of late Tears, for the promoting of (lod's Worship, for the Reforma- 
tion of Manners, etc.; and a pamphlet published at Edinburgh in 1700 by Sir Francis 
Grant Lord Cullen, entitled A Brief Account, of the Nature, Rise, and Progress of the 
Societies, for Reformation of Manners, w., in England and Ireland: with a Preface 
"Exhorting to the Use of such Societies in Scotland. 

X An Account of the Progress of the Reformation of Manners, in England, Scotland, 
and Ireland, And other Parts of Europe and America, thirteenth edition, London, 
170"), p. 1. There is a copy of this pamphlet in the Harvard College Library. 
j Ibid. p. 9. 

1906.] A Dorchester Religious Society, 35 

shall supersede the mention of the rest, with one comprehensive Service they pro- 
duced in Boston, our chief Town, a Society for the Suppression of Disorders; 
many good Offices have been done for the Town in a little while by that Society ; 
they Printed a Sheet of Methods and Motives for such Societies; the Sheet they 
scattered throughout these Colonies. In many Towns they have erected such Socie- 
ties, and conformed unto the Advice that have been set before them. In these Towns 
the Ministers and the Societies, with which they have accomodated themselves, to be 
admirable Engines for the maintaining and promoting all good Order among their 
People. We receive Letters from divers Quarters wherein they do even with some 
Bapture give Thanks to God for the Advantage they have already received by these 
Societies. They generally carry on their Design with Prudence and Silence, and 
great Modesty, but with wondrous Efficacy. We confess we owe unto you the Bela- 
tion, because we are beholding to you for the Example that hath been followed in 
our feeble Essays to do what we can for the Advancement of the Greatest Interest. 
May the God of all Grace prosper all your and our Essays thus to do what Good 
we can.* 

In another pamphlet, published in London in 1706, we get a few more 
letters written by the same person. Some extracts follow. 

A Reverend Divine of New-England in his Letter dated from Boston the 23d 
of November 1705, says thus : Sir, It was but Yesterday that your letter to our 
worthy Friend Mr. arrived; however, we were not willing to miss this Op- 
portunity of retiirning you our hearty Thanks for your grateful Communications, 
and of letting you know, that we take every Opportunity of returning greatest 
Thanks to the God of Heaven, for disposing and assisting so many {as we perceive 
by your Letters) unto such noble Methods of being Serviceable. 

And because you may expect something of that also, we will go on where we left 
off in the Account we formerly gave you of our Proceedings in those best Intentions, 
the Beformation of Manners, and the Propagating of Christian Knowledge and 

Our Societies for the suppression of Disorders, increase and prosper in this Town ; 
there are two more such Societies added unto the former ; There are also Beligious 
Societies without Number in this Country that meet at proper Times, to pray to- 
gether, and repeat Sermons, and forward one another in the Fear of God. 

In some Towns of this Country, the Ministers who furnish themselves with a 
Society for the Suppression of Disorders, hardly find any notorious Disorders to be 
suppressed : but then their Societies are helpful unto them in doing abundance of 
Good for the Advancement of serious Beligion in the Neighbourhood, and to make 
their Ministry much more Profitable in the Weekly Exercise ofit.f 

Lastly, a Gentleman writes from New-England, in his Letter of the 20th of 
November 1705. To gralifie your Desires to know what Progress we make here 
in our Societies, I make bold to add a Line or two to certify, That in Boston the 
Societies for suppressing Disorders {of which mention was made in my former Let- 
ters) are upheld, and two other Societies of the same Nature erected. All which 
are spirited to be active, according to their Abilities and Influence, to promote Vir- 
tue, and discountenance and suppress Vice. And not only in Boston are such 
good Things done, and doing, but in many Places in the Province besides. Omit- 
ting many other things that might be enumerated as to other Places, 1 shall sum 
up in short, an Account of what hath been done in a Town called Taunton, through 

the rich Mercy of God: Tlie Beverend Mr. -,$ Minister there, having seen 

some Printed Accounts of the Methods for Beformation in Old England, in imita- 
tion thereof {after earnest Prayers to God for Success) obtained of several Inhabi- 
tants of the Place {that were noted for Sobriety and Zeal against Sin) to meet with 
him once in each Month, to consult what might be done to promote a Beformation 
of Disorders there. And after a Day improved in Fasting and Prayer together, 

* Ibid. pp. 11, 12. 

t A Help to a National Reformation. Containing an Abstract of the Penal-Laws 
against Prophaneness and Vice. . . . To which is added, An Account of the Progress 
of the Reformation of Manners in England and Ireland, and other parts of the World. 
Fifth edition, London, 1706, pp. 13, 14. There is a copy in the Boston Public Library. 
There is in the British Museum a copy of the first edition, printed in 1700. 

J The pamphlet from which this is taken formerly belonged to the New England 
Library collected by the Rev. Thomas Prince and now in the Boston Public Library. 
It contains notes in the handwriting of Prince himself, and at the bottom of p. 15 is 
written ; "[*ie y e Rev mr Samuel Danforth]." 

36 A Dorchester Religious Society. [Jan. 

they first attempted to reduce the Heads of Families to set up Family Worship; 
and Gtod gave them great Success ; So that most of the Families in the large Towns 
hearkened to their Exhortations and Reproofs ; and set upon the Practice of Family 
Prayer Morning and Evening] every dog hating heard and read some Accounts of 
the Religious Societies of Young Men in London, they were encouraged to endeavour 
the like among them. And beyond their Expectation {God working with them) 
prevailed with the greatest part of the Youth to form themselves into Societies for 
Religious Exercises, signing some good Rules to be observed by them therein, much 
like the Orders of the Societies of the Young Men in London, The good Effect 
whereof was the putting an End to and utter Banishment of their former disorderly 
and profane Meetings to Drink, &c. and to the great Grief of Godly Minds. 

There is also something done in the Town (and in some others) towards the 
founding of a School, by getting Lands granted and laid rmt by the Inhabitants 
for the particular Design of upholding a School. And whereas some Prints from 
Old-England certify us, That the Inferior Clergy are advised to meet together often, 
and consult how to promote Reformation.* In like manner some Essays are 
made, that Neighbouring Ministers in this Province might uphold some stated 
Meetings, to consider of wlwt they may do for the same End. 

Now, Sir, our Imitation of the pious Zeal of godly Men in Old-England, is a 
sufficient Testimony of our Approbation of what is doing there. And blessed be 
God that there is a great Number in this Province, ivho daily pray to God for the 
Prosperity of Old-England : And especially that Religion in the Power and Life 
of it may Flourish there. i 

These letters and extracts give us an interesting glimpse into the moral 
and social life of New England two centuries ago. For half a century or 
more the English Societies continued their activities. $ How long the 
movement lasted in New England is not known to the present writer, and 
it is hoped that the facts now given will lead to further discoveries in the 
same direction. In 1895 the Rev. Francis E. Clark wrote : 

But the most remarkable example of Endeavorers before the Endeavor Society 
is found in a short-lived movement which began nearly two centuries ago in 
the churches of Massachusetts^ 

Mr. Clark then goes on to describe and to quote from a pamphlet printed 
by Cotton Mather at Boston in 1724 and entitled, " Religi'ous Societies. 
Proposals For the Revival of Dying Religion, By Well-Ordered Societies 
For that Purpose. With a brief Discourse, Offered unto a Religious So- 
ciety, on the First Day of their Meeting," Mather makes a passing 
allusion to the societies which have been considered in this paper, but does 

*Cf. p. 33, ante. 

f A Help to a National Reformation, pp. 14-16. 

JSome of those who preached to the Societies were Dissenters, but most of them 
were of the Church of England. The sermons were at first quarterly, but later became 
annual. The libraries of Boston and Cambridge contain the following sermons : 
Josiah Woodward (1696), Lilly Butler (1697), John Woodbousc (1697), John Russell 
(1697), Samuel Bradford (1697), Samuel Wesley (1698), William Haylev (1698), Edward 
Fowler (1699), Gilbert Burnet (1700), St. George Ashe (1717), Edward Gibson (1724), 
Edward Chandler (1725), Thomas Green (1727"), Richard Smalbroke (1728), Thomas 
Leavesley (1730), Francis Hare (1731), James Knight (1733), Arthur Bedford (1734), 
Edward Cobden (1736), Samuel Smith (1739). The British Museum contains some of 
the above sermons and also the following: William Bisset (1704), Samuel Wright 
(1715), John Leng (1718), Moses Lowman (1720), William Butler (1722), John Wynne 
(1726), Robert Drew (1735), Samuel Say (1736), William Simpson (1738), Samuel 
Chandler (1738). There is also in the British Museum A Sermon Preached before the 
Former Societies for Reformation of Manners : To which is added, An Abridgment of the 
forty-second Account of their Progress made in the Cities of London and Westminster ', 
and Places adjacent, for promoting a Reformation of Manners. Whereunto is subjoined, 
A Declaration from the present society, London, 1760. This pamphlet ends as follows : 
"Justice Hall in the Old Bailey April the 21st 1760. where the Society meet every 
Monday Evening at 6 o'clock. FINIS" (p. 36). Finally, several other pamphlets 
relating to the Societies will be found in the British Museum. 

$ World Wide Endeavor, p. 43. My attention was called to this passage and to 
Mather's tract by the Rev. AVilliam II. Cobb, librarian of the Congregational Library, 
which owns a copy of the tract. 

1906.] A Dorchester Religious Society. 37 

not add to our information. The societies to which attention has been 
called existed a quarter of a century or so before the appearance of Ma- 
ther's pamphlet, and it is clear that the evolution of the Christian Endeavor 
Society is to be traced to them rather than to Mather's pamphlet. 
The document mentioned at the beginning of this paper follows. 

Articles covenanted and agreed upon this 25 th day of December in the Year 
of our Lord God one Thonfand fix Hundred and ninety eight, between us who 
are hereunto fubfcribed, being a Society of Young Men mutually joining to- 
gether in the Service of God, in the 11 th Year of the Reign of our fovereign Lord 
William the third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, 
King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

Whereas the eternal Jehovah hath in his free Love made Man a reafonable 
and rational Creature, and hath given to us a Law to regulate and order our 
Lives by, It fhould be the great Care and Concernment of all Men in general, 
and of thofe that live under the Light, Power, Means and Gospel of an almighty 
and alsufflcient Saviour, in a very singular and particular Manner, for to walk 
and order their Lives and Converfations according to their Faith and Belief, as 
the holy Spirit of God in his holy Word fhall guide and direct in fuch Ways, 
Means, Methods, and Inftitutions, as may increafe their Love to, and Faith, 
and Hope, and Truft in God, and prove beneficial unto their own precious and 
immortal Souls, as well as Joy and Comfort unto all the Godly : and an example 
unto all ungodly Sinners. And fince that the blefsed and eternal God bath de- 
clared in his holy Word that he defires not the Death of Sinners ; and that 
where but two or three are gathered together in His Name, that there he will be 
in the midft of them and blefs them ; and that he loves them that love him and 
they that seek him early fhall find him : and fince that God has appeared and made 
known his Spirit and Power wonderfully upon the enlivening, enlightening, 
comforting, converting and confirming fundry, in the former and prefent Gene- 
ration, and make them great Blefsings unto his Church and People, by and 
through the Means of godly and pious Societies and Converfations. We fol- 
lowing their Example, and trufting alone for Help and Afsistance from God; 
do jointly and feverally confent and agree unto thefe Articles following, viz, 
I) First, That upon every Sabbath Day Evening, as many of us as are well, 
and in Health ; except that fome unavoidable Accident happen, will come at the 
Place and Time appointed for the carrying on of our Exercife; and continue 
two Hours, or thereabouts in our Service. II) Secondly. That when we are 
met together, our Service is to begin, first, with Prayer; Secondly, a Psalm to 
be fung at the Appointment of him that first began the Exercife. Thirdly, if 
the Time be not far fpent a godly sermon is to be read. Lastly, We will con- 
clude with Prayer. — In the Year of Our Lord and Saviour one Thoufancl feven 
Hundred and feven. January the 25 th . It was agreed upon by the whole So- 
ciety, that they would meet once in a Month a Thursday Night : and the Exer- 
cife to be carried on in Prayer ; and a Psalm to be fung at laft. — And alfo it 
was agreed upon, that if any Perfon belonging unto our Society doth not attend 
at the Place appointed for the carrying on of our Exercife, he is to declare his 
Reafon for the same. Ill) Thirdly, All fhall equally take their Turns in 
carrying on the Exercife as their Names are annexed ; and that if any one de- 
fires to be excufed, he fhall get another of the Society to take his Turn in 
carrying on of the Exercife, and it fhall be reputed and reckoned, that he who 
of right fhould have done it, hath taken his Turn. IV) fourthly. That what- 
foever Slips or Miftakes happen from any perfon, while in Prayer, or any 
other Exercife, there fhall be nothing faicl, nor any Motions made, that may 
anyways impofe upon, or make the Perfon an Object of Laughter; but all are 
in Love and Frieudf hip to bear with the Miftakes one of another : for no man 
is able to ftand upon his own Strength, and God may let the ablest fall into 
grofse Errors. V) Fifthly. No Perfon belonging unto our Society, fhall at 
any Time, make known unto any others, any of the Slips or Miftakes of any 
of the Society, but all our Actions fhall be kept fecret unto ourfelves, least 
through the Subtilty of Satan much Mif chief be incurred thereby. VI) Sixthly. 
No fcandalous Perfon fhall be admitted into our Society ; nor any other Perfon 
if they will not confent unto thefe our Articles, after they have been with us 
one or two Nights for a Tryal. VII) Seventhly. No Perfon fhall break off 
from us, and leave our Society, after their Names are annexed, except that 


A Dorchester Religious Society. 


first he declares his Reafon for the fame, unto our Satisfaction; provided he 
be not disabled by Distemperature of Body, or be by Providence removed away 
from us. VIII) Eighthly and Lastly. If it fo happen, which God forbid, that 
any of our Society fall into grofs and fcandilous Sins, whereby the Ways of 
Religion and Godlinefs are fcandalized and reproached ; or if any, after their 
Hands are annexed, break and violate thefe our Articles, for the firft Offence 
they shall be reproved, and if they ftill continue refractory, for the fecond 
Offence fhall be under fharp Admonition, and for a third Offence fhall be totally 
expelled our Society. Amen. 

[1st Column] 

♦Bernard Capen 

*Jabez Searle 

♦Hopestill Clap 

*Jof hua Wight 

♦William Spoul 

*Thomas Evans 

♦Ifaac How 

♦John Stiles 

♦Hopeftill Capen 

♦Matthias Evans 

♦Samuel Tolman 

♦Daniel Tolman 

♦James White 

♦Abraham How 

♦John Henfhaw 

♦Richard Field 

♦Ebenezer Paul 

♦John Tolman 

♦John White 

♦William Trefcot 

♦John Capen 

♦Edward Capen 

♦Samuel Hall 

♦Ebenezer Withington 

♦John Danforth 

♦Jofeph Topliff 

♦Samuel Withington 

♦Jofeph Payson 

♦John Withington 

♦Samuel Capen 

♦Preserved Capen 

♦Ebenezer Hemmenway 

♦John Smith 

♦William Withington 

♦Ebenezer Topliff 

♦Abijah Baker 

♦Nathaniel Topliff 

♦Nathaniel Tolman 

♦Jacob Eliot 

♦Thomas Hall 

♦Benjamin Stuart 

♦Jonathan Capen 

♦David Tolman 

♦Ephraim Pay f on 

♦Henry Payson 

♦Confider Leeds 
[2nd Column] 

♦John Capen 

♦Edward Payson 

♦John Blake 
♦Jofiah Blake 
♦George Payson 
♦Stephen Williams 

♦Richard Hall 
♦Jonathan Payson 
♦Jofeph Weeks 
♦Purchafe Capen 
♦John Tolman 

Thomas Randal 
♦Samuel Capen 
♦Ebenezer Weeks 
♦John Robinfon 
♦Aquilla Tolman 
♦Henry Leadbetter 
♦John White 
♦Jonas Tolman 

Jofeph Viles 
♦James Trott 

James Andrews 

Richard Smith 

Benjamin Smith 
♦Hopeftill Withington 
♦Ebenezer Bird 

Samuel Hayward 
♦Naphthali Pierce 

Samuel How 
♦Jofhua Severs 
♦Thomas How 
♦John Clap 
♦Matthias Evans 
♦Edward White 
♦James Baker 
♦Timothy Fofter 

Daniel Tolman 
♦Elijah Tolman 
♦David Trott 

Johnfon Tolman 

Abijah White 

Ebenezer Tolman 
♦Samuel Hall 
♦Defire Tolman 
♦Thomas Fofter 
♦Thomas Baker 
[3rd column] 

Thomas Clap 

Joseph How 

Ebenezer Topliff 
♦Samuel Withington 

Elijah Baker 

Ebenezer Ball 
♦Samuel Sever 
♦James How 
♦William Tolman 
♦Stephen Jones 

Jofiah Tolman 

John Evans 
♦Robert Capen 


A. Dorchester Religious Society. 


♦John Spur 
George Baker 

*Robert Larmon 

♦Thomas Kilton 
William Marion 
Ambrose Talbut 

♦Solomon Kilton 
Ifaac Humphry 
Samuel Dinfman 
Samuel Capen 
Samuel Topliff 

♦John Robinfon 

♦Ebenezer Pierce 
Bernard Capen 
Benjamin Baclcock 
Job Staples 
Simeon Tupper 
Jonathan Payson 

♦Joseph Weeks 
Benjamin Lyon 
Jonathan Davenport 
Benjamin Talbut 

♦Joseph Trefcott 

♦John Foster 
Thomas Leeds 
Jonathan Trefcot 
Abraham Wheeler 
Samuel How 
John Tolman 
Jofeph Capen 
Samuel Pierce 
Paul Hall 

♦Edward Breck 
[4th column] 

Jonathan Leeds 
Ezekiel Tolman 
Samuel Tolman 
Ebenezer Blake 
Hopeftill Hall 
Alexander Glover 
John Pierce 
Elijah Tolman 
Jonas Tolman 
John How 
Edward Glover 

♦Joseph Turner 
Ebenezer Jones 
Ebenezer Tolman 
Thomas Davenport 

♦Ambrose Davenport 

♦Abraham How 
John Baker jun r 
Abijah White jun r 
Samuel Henfhaw 
Jofeph Badcock 
Samuel Jones 
Samuel Withington, 3 d 
Richard Hall jun r 
Jonathan Pierce 
Defire Tolman 
Ebenezer Davenport 
Jofeph Davenport 
♦Joseph Blake 
Henry Morts 
William King jun r 
John Henfhaw 

♦Benjamin Dickerman 

Increafe Toleman 

Joseph Clap Jun r 

Jonathan Blake 
♦Jofhua Williams 

Jof hua Wales 

Edward Fofter 

Seth Blake 

Ebenezer Withington 

Ebenezer Capen 

Stephen Jones 

Samuel Adams 

George Vose 

James Pierce 
[5th column] 

Nathaniel Swift 

James Blake jun r 

Ifaac How 
[From here on the names are auto- 

Daniel Wis wall 

Philip Withington 

Jofeph Lovel 
♦Isaac Dauenport 

Thomas Phillips 

George Minot 

Nathaniel Glover 

Thomas Baker 

Peter Niles 

Mather Withington 

Nathaniel Topliff 

George Davenport 

Pelatiah hall 

Lemuel Crane 

William Vose jun r 

Samuel Davenport 

Joseph Weeks AVithington 

Reuben Torrey 

Edward Robinfon 

James Lewis 

Thomas Tolman 

Jonathan Wiswail 

Lemuel Pierce 

Thomas Pierce 

Ebenezer Pierce 

Edward Prefton 

John Preston jun 
♦Daniel Bird 

William Pierce 

George Reading 

George Payson 
♦David Pratt 

James Tileston 

Daniel Withington 

Samuel Capen 

John Lemest 

Stephen Hearsey 

Jonathan Leeds 

Phinehas Withington 

Geo Manning 


Stephen Evans 

Eclvv d W Baxter 
[6th column] 

Michal Shaller 

John How 


A Dorchester Religious Society. 


Samuel Pierce Jun 
*Eliakim Buckman 
George Stand 
Samuel Wheeler 
Lewis Withington 
John Robinson 
Benjamin Jacobs 
Samuel Glover 
William Wales 
Ephraim Dauenport 
Jonas Tolmau 
John Tolman 
Ezekiel Tolmau 
James Holdeu 
William Tolman 
Enos Withington 
George How 
Sam 1 Topliff junr 
Elisha Tolmau 
Abraham How Jun r 
Johu Davenport 
John White jun r 
Lemuel Tolman 
Rufus Kilton 
Ebeu r Tolman 3 d 
Samuel Clap 3 d 
Nathaniel Tolman 
John Dickerman 
Benjamin Fierce Ju r 
Enos Blake Ju r 
Daniel Daveuport 
Nathaniel Minott 
Samuel White 
Moses Tolman 
Tho s I. Tolmau 
[7th column] 

Alexander Leeds 
John Ayres 
Andrew Mackintosh 
Abraham Wheeler 
Edmund Smith 
Joseph Arnold 
John Leeds J 1 ' 
Ebenezer Tileston 
Stephen Tolman 
Isaac Howe Jun r 
James Leeds 
W" Hokleii Jun r 
John Peirce 
Henry Withington 
Nath 1 Swift Jun 
Jofeph Howe 
Samuel Howe Juu r 
Jeremiah Evans 
Jonathan Pierce 
Joseph Tolmans 
Sherocl Man 
Joseph Howe 
Samuel Thacher 
Edward Foster 
Phinehfls Withington 
Samuel B. Pierce 
William Swift 
John Foster 
David Peirce 

John Smith 

Edward Moies 

Jofeph Foard 

Charles Foard 

Stillman Lothrop 

Isaac Clapp 

Timy Foster 

Lewis Pierce 
[8th column] 

John C Philipes 

James Withington 

William Richardson 

Thomas Tolman 

Henry Lyon 

Isaac Davenport 

Joseph Foster 

Jacob Howe 

William Jacobs 

Ezekiel Thayer 

Atwood Litchfield 

Sam 1 H. Tolman 

1809 [in pencil] 

James Clap 
Leonard Withington 

Samuel Page 

Richard Coun 
Peter Blake 
Elijah I Jones 
John Seaverns 
Paul Perry 
William S. Williams 
Jeremiah S B Blake 
Josiah Codding 
Cyrhas Houghton 
John Tolman Jun r 
W m Hammond 
Ebem- W Withington 
Seth Tillson 
Fisher Holmes 

Daniel Leeds 
John C. Clapp 
Caleb Hill 
Edward Jones J r 
George Leeds 
James C. Sharp 
W m R. Bradford 
David Baker 
[9th column] 

Josiah Davenport 
James Semple 
Seth H. Ford 
Benjamin Farington 
William Adams 
Elbridge G M c Elroy 
Theodore Cary 
Eliphalet Stone 
Charles B. Adams 
Edw Lemist 
William L Wilcox 
Henry 11. Penniman 
N N G-leason 
James O. Clapp 


Young Mens names 

1906.] Marriages in Braintree, Mass. 41 



Copied from the Church records by Edward Evarts Jackson, Esq., of Braintree. 

Rev. Samuel Niles was ordained pastor of the Second Church 
[now First] in Braintree, Mass., May 23, 1711. According to a 
record which he kept, he administered the ordinance of the Lord's 
Supper 301 times, baptized about 1200 persons, and received 312 
to full communion in his church. He continued to preach, without 
a colleague, till the last Sabbath of his life, and died on his birth- 
day, May 1, 1762, aged 88 years. 

James Thayer and Esther Wales. 
Samuel Arnold and Bethiah Wild. 
Isaac Mors and Elizabeth Turner. 
Benjamin Hunt and Sarah Arnold. 
Moses Nash and Ann White. 
John Hunt and Ruth Whitmarsh. 
Zachari-ah Thayer and Lydia Pray. 
Thomas Thayer and Lydia Allen. 
William White and Sarah Allen. 
Nathaniel Thayer and Mrs. Sarah Allen. 
Abraham Thayer and Sarah Hunt. 
Joseph Ludden and Elizabeth Yfild. 
James Hollis and Elizabeth Thayer. 
Nathaniel Moseley and Sarah Capen. 
William Linfield, Jr. and Sarah Thayer. 
Joseph Brackett and Mary Nightengale. 
Benjamin Ludden and Joanna Wales. 
Benjamin Veazie and Mary Thayer. 
Lemuel Thayer and Ann Curtis. 
Samuel Blancher and Mary Whitmarsh. 
Benjamin Clark and Bethiah Shaw. 
James Faxon and Relief Thayer. 
Joseph Field and Abigail Newcomb. 
Ephraim Hunt and Miriam Spear. 
Josiah White and Sarah Holbrook. 
Nathaniel Wales and Anna Wild. 
John Thayer, Jr., and Abigail Thayer. 
Abijah Neal and Lydia Spear. 
Humphrey Burrill and Hannah Thayer. 
Elijah Thayer and Margaret Tower. 
Benjamin Ludden, Jr., and Esther Capen. 
Obadiah Thayer and Dorothy Hollis. 
William Wild and Deborah Allen. 
Richard Hayden and Mary Hobart. 
Isaac Copeland and Lydia Thayer. 
Edward Faxon and Hannah Blancher. 
John Wild and Anna Thayer. 
Caleb Thayer and Abigail Faxon. 





























































42 Marriages in Braintree, Mass. [Jan. 

[chabod ITolbrook and Hannah Ilayden. 
Elijah Veazie and Ann Trask. 
James Packard and Mary Thayer. 
Joseph Arnold and Mary Butts. 
Thomas Faxon and Elizabeth Hobart. 
Nathaniel Wales and Sarah I lay ward. 
Eliphalet Sawen and Rachel Thayer. 
Samuel Noyes and Jane Copeland. 
William Whitmarsh and Elizabeth Ilayden. 
Enoeli Hunt and Susanna Hobart. 
John Thayer and Ann Hunt. 
Benjamin Foster and Ruth Thayer. 
Benjamin White and Marcy Thayer. 
James Nash and Margaret Tomson. 
David Vinton and Ruth Dorman, 
Jonathan Thayer and Dorcas Ilayden. 
Benjamin Ilayden and Mary Wild. 
Thomas French and Silence Wild. 
Micah Thayer and Mehitable French. 
James Denton and Mary Hobart. 
Uriah Thayer and Deborah Copeland. 
James Thayer and Deborah Arnold. 
John Sozin (?) and Deborah Ludden. 
Elisha Faxon and Sarah Allen. 
I^phraim Willis and Ann Ludden. 
Abijah Allen and Ruth Penniman. 
Thomas Faxon and Joanna Allen. 
David Linsfield and Hannah Vinton. 
Samuel Tucker and Elizabeth Hayward. 
Gideon French and Elizabeth Thayer. 
Ephraim Hunt, Jr., and Delight Mann. 
Seth Mann and Elizabeth Dyer. 
Capt. John Thayer and wid. Elizabeth Hayden. 
Seth Turner and Rebecca Vinton. 
Nehemiah French and Joanna Whitmarsh. 
Obediah Thayer and Joanna Thayer. 
Daniel Pratt and Sarah Nash. 
Oliver Sawyer and Sarah Bowditch. 
Moses Littlefield and Marv Mann. 
Abiah Thayer and Elizabeth Hunt. 
Richard Thayer and Susanna Wild. 
John Slone and Deborah Spear. 
Hezekiah Ludden and Mehitable Thayer. 
Edward Chipman* and Margaret Dyer. 
Elisha Niles and Anna Wild. 
Elijah Faxon and Beulah Wild. 
Jacob Copeland and Abigail Daget [Daggett]. 
Nathaniel Glover and Mary Field. 
Nathaniel Ludden and Anna French. 
Joseph Winchester and Mary Rawson. 
Samuel Ward and Elizabeth Holbrook. 
June 1. Isaac Lufkin and Dorothy Ludden. 

♦ Should be Edward Chessman. 









1717. Jan. 
















1748. Jan. 






1749. Mar. 








1750. Oct. 







1751. Jan. 









1752. Jan. 









1753. Jan. 









1906.] Marriages in Braintree, Mass. 43 

William Salisbury and Elizabeth Beal. 

Luke Lambert and Rachel 

Azariah Faxon and Dorcas Penniman. 
Thomas Carsnan (?) and Sarah Jones. 
Jesse Wild and Judith Thayer. 
Thomas Kingman and Susanna Copeland. 
Micah Wild and Rachel Hobart. 
Israel Eaton and Jerusha Rawson. 
Joseph Porter and Hannah Ripley. 
Nathaniel Curtis and Elizabeth Copeland. 
Christopher Capen and Abigail Thayer. 
John Stevens and Lydia Webb. 
Joseph Thayer and Zilpah Lane. 
Boylston Adams and Molly Allen. 
Recompense Wadsworth and Hannah Paine. 
Nathaniel Belcher and Lydia Brackett. 
Enoch Hayden and Amy Thayer. 
Benjamin Miller and Mary Arnold. 
Nathaniel Niles and Mary Clark. 
Richard Thayer and Esther French. 
Randal Wild and Jerusha Thayer. 
Winter- Bowson and Rebecca Capen. 
Elisha French and Mary Ludden. 
Moses French and Elizabeth Hobart. 
David French and Mehi table Pratt. 
Josiah Hayden and Rehumah Thayer. 
Caleb Hayden and Mary D. Gipson. 
Silas Wild and Ruth Thayer. 
Elisha Thatcher and Abigail Webb. 
Joseph Curtis and Betty Newcomb. 
Gideon Thayer and Zipporah Curtis. 
Daniel Hayden and Miriam Hunt. 
Micah Wild and Deborah Hollis. 
Moses Jones and Sarah Thayer. 
Samuel Pratt and Nabbe Hobart. 
Nathaniel Capen and Deborah Curtis. 
Josiah Lincoln of Hingham and Mollie Holbrook. 
Joseph Wild and Rachel Hollis. 
John Trask and Mary Miriam. 
Joseph Larel (?) [Lovell] and Susanna Thayer. 
Caleb Bagley of Scituate and Phillippa Peaks. 
Aaron Renough of Weymouth and Hannah Niles. 
Rev. Jonathan Mills and Mrs. Hepzibah French. 
David Holbrook and Mary Jones. 
Ezra Penniman and Eunice Thayer. 
Samuel French and Elizabeth Allen. 
Richard Hayden and Mary Jordan. 
Benjamin Veazie and Abigail Brackett. 
Thomas Vinton, Jr., and Jemima Mills. 
Nehemiah Blancher and Mrs. Mary Hayden. 
Peleg Hersey of Hingham and Lucy Holbrook. 
Israel Peaks and Alice Howland. 
John Curtis and Abigail Thayer. 
Abel Thayer and Dorothv Curtis. 


































































































Revolutionary Roll, 



Communicated by Alfred Cass, Esq., of Germantown, Perm. 

The following roll of soldiers in the Revolution was the property 
of Capt. Enoch Page of Nottingham, N. H., and is now owned by 
his granddaughter Miss Hannah F. J. Kinsman of Cornville, Me. 

Cambreg June 13 1775 A return of Cap 1 . Willam Hdfon Ballerds 
Companey Jn Col. James Frys Regement 

Men/ Names 

Serg William Lowell 
Serg Samuell Huntoon 
Serg theophils Colby 
Corp Job Hasket 

Stephen Bartlet 
Joseph Worker 
Nemier osgood 
Stephen Lowell 
Ephrim Colins 
Jehieha lord march 
moses magoon 
Jonathan young 
Banjmin Clough 
Banjmin quinby 
Calib gording 
Jonathan hoyt 
William Evans 
Joseph Sewell 
Jacob flandars 
Jabez Dow 
Danil Daverson 
melcher word 
John Rolins 
Jacob Bag Currier 
John Row 
peter Kittredge 
Samuel Lankerster 
Stephen Ladlaw 
fifer John grenwood 
train of artlry 
Samuell Blasdel 
Zaceheus Clough 
Moses gary 
Daniel gilman 
Samuel quinby 
Jeremiah Dudly 

































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Kins town 
South hampton 
hampton fa wis 




South hamton 

hampton fawls 
South hampton 
Kena Back 






April 19 

mav 5 

Deto 11 

Deto 8 

April 19 

may 3 

April 19 

Deto 19 






















April 19 
may 9 
Deto 9 
Deto 9 
June 12 
Dto 12 

When Entered 
the Servis 

April 20 
may 10 
Deto 25 
Deto 12 
April 20 
may 6 
April 20 
Deto 20 
Deto 20 
may 4 
Deto 10 
Deto 10 
Deto 10 
Deto 10 
Deto 12 
Deto 10 
Deto 12 
Deto 15 
Deto 1 5 
Deto 19 
Deto 19 
Deto 19 
Deto 19 
June 4 
April 6 [sic] 
June 3 
Deto 8 
may 4 

April 20 
may 1 
may 10 
Deto 10 
June 8 [sic 
Dto 8 [sic 

1906.] Andrew JST. Adams. 45 


By Erastus Hibbard Phelps, Esq., of Fair Haven, Vt. 

Andrew N. Adams was born in Fair Haven, Vermont, January 
6, 1830, and died in his native town, March 13, 1905. He was 
the son of Joseph and Stella (Miller) Adams. The ancestors of 
his father, who was born in Londonderry, New Hampshire, Feb. 
14, 1802, were Scotch, and came to this country from the north of 
Ireland with the Scotch-Irish Colony that settled in Londonderry 
in 1721. Although called Scotch-Irish because they came from 
Ireland, these early settlers of Londonderry were of Scotch lineage 
pure and simple, and being rigid Protestants of the Presbyterian 
faith thev tolerated no mixture with the Celts, and disliked beiner 
called Irish. 

The parents of Joseph Adams immigrated to Whitehall, New 
York, in 1806, and in 1823 he married Stella, daughter of Capt. 
William and Paulina (Phelps) Miller. Capt. Miller was a native 
of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and settled in Hampton in 1786, where 
he reared a large family of children, the eldest being the Rev. Wil- 
liam Miller, widely known as a student of prophesy, and founder 
of the sect known as Second Adventists. 

The subject of this sketch was the fourth child of Joseph Adams 
and Stella Miller. His preparatory school training was obtained in 
the common schools of Fair Haven, and at the Green Mountain 
Liberal Institute, South Woodstock, Vermont. Later, he was a 
student at the Theological Seminary at Meadville, Pennsylvania, 
graduating, however, at the Harvard Divinity School in 1855, in 
the same class with George Hughes Hepworth. 

Immediately after his graduation, on August 1, 1855, he was 
married to Angie Margaret Phelps, of Orwell, Vermont, and at 
once entered upon his chosen profession, becoming pastor of the 
First Parish Church in Needham, Massachusetts, where he was 
ordained Nov. 21, 1855. In 1857 he removed to Franklin, Massa- 
chusetts, and became pastor of the First Universalist Church of 
that place, where he remained until the summer of 1860, when he 
resigned, and returned to Fair Haven, Vermont, to assist his father 
in a rapidly growing mercantile business. In 1869 he engaged, in 
company with his father and brother-in-law, David B. Colton, in 
sawing and manufacturing marble, and in this business he was inter- 
ested at Fair Haven, and afterward at Belden's, Vermont, until a 
few years before his death. 

He was always deeply interested in the welfare of his native 
town, and was at times justice of the peace and town treasurer, was 
an active member of the school board for many years, was principal 
director of the public library, was for twenty-five years trustee of 

46 Andrew JST. Adams. [Jan. 

the Rutland County Grammar School, at Castleton, Vermont, and 
at the time of his death was president of the board of trustees. 

At the death of his father, he was made a director in the First 
National Bank of Fair Haven, which position he resigned a few 
years before his death. 

In 1884-5 he represented his town in the State Legislature, and 
in 1888-9 he was a member of the State Senate, and occupied a 
very prominent position as a member of the joint committee on ed- 
ucation. In 1870 he wrote and published a History of Fair Haven, 
a book of 516 pages, which is a most exhaustive history of the 
town from its settlement. He was for a number of years a con- 
tributing member of the Rutland County Historical Society — in 
fact it may be said that he was the leading spirit of that body. 

Although for many years engaged in active business, Mr. Adams 
was by nature a student and a man of letters. In the latter part of 
his life he was deeply interested in genealogical subjects, and devo- 
ted years of study and labor to a history of the Adams family. 

He first published, in 1894, a history of the descendants of James 
and William Adams of Londonderry (now Derry), New Hampshire. 
This included his own immediate branch of the Adams family. In 
1898 he published a genealogical history of Henry Adams of 
Braintree, and John Adams of Cambridge, Massachusetts, a book 
of over 1200 pages with numerous illustrations. This book was 
the result of a great amount of patient, persistent^ and painstaking 
work, and the author in his preface says it was lf undertaken at first 
in intervals of leisure for the sake of the knowledge to be derived, 
and prosecuted later in order that others might have the benefit of 
the compilation, in a succinct and accessible form, of valuable rec- 
ords and material drawn from many and widely scattered sources." 

This was followed, in 1900, with a history of Robert Adams of 
Newbury, Massachusetts, and his descendants, a book of 560 pages. 
At the beginning of this volume, in his address 'To the Reader," 
the author speaks of other branches of the Adams family, notably 
"William of Ipswich," " John of Plymouth," "George of Water- 
town," as well as several other first-comers in Massachusetts, 
Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire. The author announces 
that he has compiled extensive lists of all these families, which 
could be published for the benefit of others if there were sufficient 
interest among the living descendants to warrant the labor and 

Sufficient encouragement having been given, in November, 1904, 
Mr. Adams issued an announcement ' To the Descendants of Wil- 
liam Adams, a first settler in [pswich, Mass.," that the collation of 
the genealogical records of this great branch of the Adams family 
in America was approaching completion, and would be published 
early in the ensuing spring or summer. It was estimated that the 
material in hand would make a book of 000 pages. 

1906.] Andrew 2T, Adams, 47 

Mr. Adams did not live to see the book published, but he left a 
voluminous mass of material relating to the subject, which has been 
given to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, where 
it will be preserved and can be consulted. He was elected a mem- 
ber of the Society in 1895. 

Besides his historical and genealogical works, Mr. Adams was 
the author of numerous essays and addresses on educational and 
kindred subjects. He was deeply interested in scientific subjects, 
especially in geology, and among his published papers was one 
of exceeding interest on * The Geology of Vermont as developed 
alonsr the Western border in the oldest fossilifirous rocks of the 

His death is a serious loss to his family and the town in which he 
had resided so many years, and in whose interests he was always so 
deeply concerned. His widow and three married daughters survive 
him. The daughters are: Alice A., wife of Horace B. Ellis of 
Castleton, Vermont; Annie E., wife of George B. Jermyn of 
Scranton, Pennsylvania ; and Stella M., wife of John T. Powell of 
Fair Haven, Vermont. 

His large and valuable library has been presented to the town of 
Fair Haven, and will occupy a separate department in the Carnegie 
library building which is about to be erected. 

Mr. Adams was, withal, a man of rare qualities of mind and 
heart, a man of refined and cultivated tastes, of broad and liberal 
views, a thoroughly honest and progressive citizen, a true and loyal 

From the great number of letters of sympathy received by the 
family from friends and acquaintances scattered throughout the 
whole country, the following extracts furnish ample evidence of the 
high esteem in which he was held even by those who were not 
fully in accord with his peculiar views. A prominent Congrega- 
tional clergyman writes : "I was always drawn to Mr. Adams, not 
on account of kindred beliefs, but our spirits seemed to be kindred. 
If we could not agree in our conclusions we could, and I think did, 
agree in our desire to know the truth and conform our lives to its 
behests. I suppose that when we stand within the glory of the 
heavenly light, we shall find that the earthly views of all of us were 
inadequate, and perhaps in large part mistaken ; and that they 
served their ends only by furnishing us hints and clues to the re- 
ality which is greater and more glorious than we can now conceive." 
Another letter from a lawyer, many years younger than Mr. Adams, 
says : "I always had great admiration for his character and intelli- 
gence. I don't think any one man has exerted greater influence on 
myself than Andrew N. Adams. He said to me once, several years 
ago, that whether or not he should have a personal, individual ex- 
istence after this life he had no satisfactory evidence ; but that it 
did not trouble him, for he knew he should continue to live after 

48 Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. [Jan. 

death in the influence and example of his life, — that that was the 
best part of man, and that could not die. So that while he could 
not say that he believed in the life everlasting as expressed in the 
creed, using those words as commonly understood, he did believe 
that what we love most in the life of our friends is everlasting ; and 
his hope was that his influence and example might be such that he 
could wish it to continue forever. It seems to me that these words 
were an expression of the character of the man." Another clergy- 
man, whose religious belief was in sympathy with that of Mr. 
Adams, writes : " His was truly a long, honorable and useful ca- 
reer, — not alone to his family and friends, but to the world. The 
principles of independent religious thought that he so faithfully 
lived and taught have helped to leaven the liberal thought of the 
world. A man so intellectually aggressive is not circumscribed in 
his influence by the 'pent up Utica' of town or state. But, alas, 
the dearest of earthly ties must be broken ! Nothing earthly is per- 
manent. Spirit, — spirit divine, spirit only is substantial, immortal. 
This is our comfort, that the reality, the divine essence within us 
that constitutes selfhood, cannot, like the body, die." 



By William A. Robbins, LL.B., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1. Thomas 1 Tread well| appears to have settled first at Dorchester, 
Mass., where his proportion of land on the Neck (sometimes called Lud- 

* The author is indebted to Prof. George A. Treadwell of New York City for liberal 
assistance, and to Mrs. George H. Treadwell (Connecticut branch) and Mr. Smith R. 
Treadwell of Baltimore, Md., for much valuable dara. 

If sufficient encouragement be given, an extended genealogy will be published in 
book form, containing an account of all the descendants of Thomas and Edward 
Treadwell down to about 1900, the lines of daughters, where they have married, being 
carried one generation. In such a work it is proposed to present a great deal of col- 
lateral matter not here given, such as biography, copies of documents, including 
photographic copies of the original wills of Thomas Treadwell and his wife, fac-similes 
of early signatures, together with references and authorities, and exhaustive indices. 
The material for this is now well in hand. 

f The earliest mention in this country of the name Tre(a)dwell found by the au- 
thor is that of Thomas, in the records of Dorchester, Mass., under date of 18 Mar., 1637. 
Felt, however, in his History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton, Mass., page 12, men- 
tions a Mr. Treadwell as a settler in Ipswich, in 1635; but that Mr. Treadwell was 
probably no other than this Thomas. Neither Savage nor Pope refers to any other 
Treadwell for the year 1635. 

Both Felt and Savage mention a John Treadwell in Ipswich in 1638; but Pope omits 
him, and the author has never been able to find the original record upon which to base 
such a claim. In 1637, an Edward Treadwell first appears in this country on the Ips- 
wich records. Later, he settled on Long Island, New York, where he died, leaving 
two sons from whom have sprung the Connecticut and Long Island Tre(a)dwells, a 
very numerous and widely scattered family. The aforesaid Thomas and Edward were 
probably brothers; but no other evidence for this statement has been discovered than 
this contemporaneous residence in Ipswich. 

In Hotten's "Original Lists" we find that on 28 July, 1635, Thomas Tredwell, a 
smith, Mary Tredwell, each ngcd 30 years, and Thomas Tredwell, aged one year, era- 
barked from London in the Hopewell, with certificate from the minister of St. Giles 
Cripplegate, but an examination of the records at St. Giles Cripplegate, made in 1889 
by Mr. Benjamin F. Treadwell, failed to disclose the Tre(a)dwell name. 

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low's Neck) was, 18 Mar., 1637, " 3 acres, 3 goods, 20 rodes," and of other 
land, "3 acres, 3 goods, 26 rodes"; but prior to 23 Apr., 1638, he had 
moved to Ipswich, Mass., on which date he sold his Dorchester holdings 
(Boston Rec. Com. Report, No. 4, pp. 31, 34). 

His wife was probably Mary Taylor, sister of Samuel Taylor who died 
in Ipswich, in June, 1695. 

In his will, Thomas 1 Treadwell mentions " my sister Bachellor," and 
the inventory of his estate refers to " Bro. Bacheller." The names of 
Thomas 1 Treadwell and his wife appear several times in the inventory of 
the estate of Henry Bacheller who died in Ipswich, 3 Feb., 1678. 

Theophilus Wilson in his will, 1690, mentions Nathaniel 2 Treadwell as 
his " cozzen ; " and John Giddings, in a deposition made in 1664, recites 
a like relationship between Nathaniel 2 Treadwell and Thomas Wilson. 
Thomas 1 Treadwell was admitted freeman, 7 Sept., 1638. Subsequently, 
he served on several juries in Essex Co. He died in Ipswich, 8 June, 
1671 (will dated 1 June, 1671, probated at Ipswich, 26 Sept., 1671, in 
Essex Co. Probate, 28115), and his wife died in Ipswich, 1 Dec, 1685 
(will dated, 28 Oct., 1682, probated at Ipswich, 20 Apr., 1686, in Essex 
Co. Probate, 28102). 

Children, all born in Ipswich excepting Thomas, 2 who was probably 
born in England : 

2. i. Thomas. 2 

ii. Mary, b. 29 Sept., 1636 ; living, 4. Oct., 1695 ; m. in Ipswich, Mass., 
in 1659, John Gaines, probably a shoemaker, who d. Sept., 1688; 
lived in Ipswich. Children: 1. Mary. 2. Martha. 3. John. 
4. Sarah. 5. Abigail. 6. Elizabeth. 7. Abyell. 8. Esther. 

3. iii. Nathaniel. 

iv. Esther, b. 21 Mch., 1640-1; d. in Ipswich, 4 Jan., 1730; m.'in Ips- 
wich, 8 Oct., 1665, Daniel, b. 1642, d. 29 May, 1695, son of Daniel 
and Abigail (Andrews ) Hovey. Children: 1. Daniel. 2. Nathan- 
iel. 3. Abigail. 4. Thomas. 5. John. 6. Mary. 7. Ebenezer. 
8. Mercy. 9. Ebenezer (?). 

v. Martha, b. 16 Mch., 1642-3; d. in Ipswich, 3 Mch., 1738; m. in 
Ipswich, 19 Feb., 1664-5, Robert, b. about 1641, d. in Ipswich, 
about 1713, son of Robert and Hannah (Jordan) Cros s of Ipswich ; 
lived in Ipswich. Children: 1. Bobert. 2. Thomas' 3. Martha. 
4. Abyell. 5. Stephen. 6. Mary{?). 

2. Thomas 2 Treadwell ( Thomas 1 ), born probably in England about 
1634, living 8 Jan., 1712, but may have died in 1718, married in 
Ipswich, Mass., 16 Mch., 1664/5, Sarah, born 22 June, 1640, 
living Mch., 1708, daughter of William and Joanna (Bartlett) 
Titcomb of Newbury, Mass. He was made freeman, 24 May, 1682. 
His estate was divided among his children during his life time. 

Children, born in Ipswich : 

4. i. Thomas. 3 

ii. Elisha, a tanner; went to Canada on a military expedition soon 
after Mar., 1689-90, where he died intestate, before 31 Mch., 1691 ; 

5. iii. John. 

iv. Sarah, b. 10 Jan., 1672-3; d. 5 Aug., 1738; m. 5 Jan., 1693, Jacob, 
a widower, b. in Ipswich, 3 Aug., 1662, d. Nov., 1705, son of Ja- 
cob and Elizabeth jerkins. He was a weaver and farmer, and a 
sergeant in the militia^ Children: 1. Elisha. 2. Sarah. 3. Mary. 
4. Hannah. 5. Judith. 

v. Mary, b. 9 Aug., 1675 ; d. probably before 28 Oct., 1682. 

vi. Ann, b. 16 Aug., 1679; d. 16 Apr., 1682. 

50 Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. [Jan. 

3. Nathaniel 2 Treadwell (Thomas 1 ), born 13 Mch., 1637-8, died in 
Ipswich, Mass., 11 Jan., 1726-7, married first in Ipswich, 19 June, 
1661 , Abigail, who died 16 June, 1677, daughter of Thomas and Abi- 
gail (Warner) Wells of Ipswich; married second, in Ipswich, 25 
Mch., 1677-8, Rebecca, born 1 Apr., 1656, living 14 July, 1715, 
daughter of William and Elizabeth (Stevens) Titcomb of Newbury, 
Mass., and half sister of the wife of his brother Thomas Treadwell ; 

and probably married third, Anne ,who died in Ipswich, 17 

May, 1733. He took the freeman's oath, 10 Apr., 1683. He was 
the administrator of the estate of his "brother-in-law" Henry 
Bachelder. The estate of Nathaniel 2 was divided among his chil- 
dren during his life time. 

Children by first wife, probably all born in Ipswich : 

i. Abigail, 3 b. 2 Feb., 1662-3; living 28 Oct., 1682. 

ii. Mary, b. 22 Oct., 1665; living 14 July, 1715; m. in Salem, Mass., 

28 Jan., 1684, Samuel, b. in Salem, 23 Jan., 1657, d. 6 Jan., 1723-4, 

son of Robert aucl Sarah giojje of Salem ; lived in Salem. Children : 

L- 1. Samuel. 2. Robert. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Katherine. 5. Mary. 

6. Sarah. 

iii. Nathaniel, b. 15 Jan., 1667-8; d. in Ipswich, 3 June, 1672. 

iv. Hannah, b. 7 Feb., 1669-70; d. in Ipswich, 23 Oct., 1733; m. in 
Ipswich, 22 May, 1690, John, Jr., b. 11 Mch., 1667-8, d. Mch., 
1717-8, son of Lieut. John and Sarah (Woodman ) Adams of Ips- 
wich. He was a miller, residing in Ipswich. Children : 1. Han- 
nah. 2. Sarah. 3. Abigail. 4. John. 5. Mary. 6. Priscilla. 

v. Thomas, b. 25 May, 1672; d. in Ipswich, 11 July, 1672. 

vi. Sarah, b. 15 Aug, 1674; living 30 June, 1729; m. about 1694, Dea. 
Joseph, b. in Newbury, Mass., 11 Oct., 1669, d. 18 Oct., 1732, son of 
Joshua and Sarah (Sawyer) Brown of Newbury, Mass. He was 
a trader, and resided in Newbury and Amesbury, Mass. Children : 

1. -. 2. . 3. . 4. Nathaniel. 5. Joshua. 6. 


6. vii. Nathaniel. 

Children by second wife, probably all born in Ipswich : 

viii. Elizabeth, b. 18 Jan., 1678-9; living 14 July, 1715, before which 
date she m. Sawyer. 

ix. Charles, living 1747; m. in Hampton Falls, N. H., 1 Jan., 1723, 
Sarah, widow of Joseph Swett of Hampton Falls. She cl. between 
17 Dec, 1743, and 30 Oct., 1745. He lived in Wells, Me., and 
Hampton Falls, N. H., and was probably the father of the John y 
a cordwainer, of Hampton Falls, who was farmed out as a pau- 
per, 15 Apr., 1771. 

7. x. Samuel. 

8. xi. Thomas. 

xii. Rebecca, b. 8 Apr., 1686; cl. probably before 14 July, 1715. 

xiii. Ann, living 14 July, 1715. Did she m. (intention published in Ips- 
wich, 29 Nov., 1729) John Johnson, Jr., of Ipswich ? 

xiv. Abigail, living 14 July, 1715. Did she m. (intention published in 
Ipswich, 4 Aug., 1738) Henry Morris of Ipswich, she then being 
of Amesbury, Mass.? He was a fisherman, and with wife Abigail 
was living in Amesbury, 20 Nov., 1745. 

xv. Martha, living 1740; m. in Wells, Me., 1 June, 1715, Nathaniel, b. 
probably in Wells, 17 Sept., 1692, living 21 Jan., 1744, son of Na- 
thaniel and Patience Clark of Wells. He was a yeoman, and re- 
sided in Wells. Children: 1. Samuel. 2. Nathaniel. 3.3fary. 
4. Benjamin. 5. Isaac. 6. Sarah. 7. Patience. 8. Susanna. 
9. Abigail. 10. Adam. 11. Seth. 

4. Thomas 8 Treadwell ( Thomas, 9 Thomas 1 ), born in Ipswich, Mass., 
3 Mch., 1665-6, died in Ipswich, 13 Jan., 1743-4, married first, 

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Mary ; and married second, before 19 May, 1693, Frances, 

born 3 Nov., 1670, died in Ipswich, Oct., 1744, daughter of Wil- 
liam and (? Ruth) Sawyer of Newbury, Mass. He was a shoemaker, 
and designated "Jr.", 1689-1712. 

Child by first wife : 

i. Mary, 4 b. in Ipswich, 8 June, 1691 ; d. probably unmarried, after 
12 July, 1760. 

Children by second wife : 

ii. Hannah, b. about 1694 ; living 4 Men., 1728-9 ; intention of m. pub- 
lished in Ipswich, 29 Dec., 1716, to John, b. 12 May, 1692, proba- 
bly the same who was drowned on Canso Bank, 7 Apr., 1737, son 
of John and Martha (Cheney) Leightou. Children: 1. John. 

2. Daniel. 3. William. 4. Thomas.' 5 \~~ Hannah. 6. Samuel. 
7. Ezekiel. 8. Martha. 9. Sarah. 10. Francis. 

9. iii. Thomas. 

5. John 3 Tread well {Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ), born in Ipswich, Mass., 28 

Nov., 1670, died in Ipswich, 16 Dec, 1727, married Mary, born 
about 1680, died in Ipswich, 23 Oct., 1756, daughter of Philip and 
Elizabeth (Herrick) Fowler of Ipswich. 

Children, all born in Ipswich, except possibly Martha : 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. in Ipswich, 16 July, 1699; d. 6 Nov., 1779; m. inten- 
tion published in Ipswich, 23 June, 1723, to Mager Gould of Ips- 
wich, a fisherman, who was bapt. 19 July, 1724, and d. about 
1781. Children: 1. John. 2. William. 3. John. 4. Mager. 
5. Elisha. 6. Elizabeth. 

ii. Sarah, b. 12 June, 1701 ; d. young. 

iii. Mary, b. 13 Men., 1702-3; supposed to have been living 28 Nov., 
1787; m. intention published in Ipswich, 19 May, 1722, to Richard 
Shatchwell of Ipswich, who d., probably in Ipswich, 28 May, 
1772. Children: 1. Mary. 2. Sarah. 3. Richard. 4. John. 
5. Daniel. 6. Sarah. 7. Mary. 8. Lucy. 

iv. Martha, b. 1705; d. in Ipswich, 27 Oct., 1727. 

10. v. John. 

vi. Elisha, b. 24 May, 1710; d. in Ipswich, 24 Sept. 1732; a farmer; 

11. vii. Jonathan. 

viii. Sarah, b. 8 Mch., 1718-9; living, 15 Nov., 1740; m. in Ipswich, 29 
Sept., 1737, Dr. Abraham, a widower, of Hampton, N. H., b. 28 
Aug. 1707, living 15 Nov., 1740, son of John and Abiah (Marston) 
Green ; lived in Stratham, N. H. Did they have a daughter, 
Sarah ? 

6. Nathaniel 3 Tread well {Nathaniel 2 Thomas 1 ), born in Ipswich, 

Mass., 13 June, 1677, died in Ipswich, 17 Aug., 1723, married, be- 
fore 1698, Hannah , who died, probably in Ipswich, 17 

Apr., 1745, as the third wife of Ensign George Hart of Ipswich, 
to whom her intention of marriage was published in Ipswich, 4 Apr., 
1724. Nathaniel 3 was designated "Jr.", 1720-1723. 
Children, born in Ipswich : 

Jacob. 4 



Nathan, b. 7 Mch., 1707-8; d. young. 

Hannah, b. 25 Sept., 1709; d., probably in Ipswich, 18 Aug., 1750; 
m. 23 May. 1728, John, b. 22 Jan., 1707, d. 11 July, 1768, son of 
John and Mercy (Adams) Smithy who m. (2) Susannah How, 
widow. He was a lieutenant. "Children: 1. John. 2. Hannah. 

3. Mercy. 4. Sarah. 5. Charles. 6. Cheney. 7. John. 8. Abi- 
gail. 9. Eunice. 10. Aaron. 11. Josiah. 12. Samuel. 










52 Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. [Jan. 

vi. Nathan, b. 7 Oct., 1711; d. probably before 7 Men., 1723. 

15. vii. Jabez. 

7. Samuel 8 Treadwell (Nathaniel? Thomas 1 ), born probably before 

1G87. died between 24 Nov., 1744, and 30 Sept., 1772, married 
before 6 Aug., 1718, Mary, living 11 Jan., 1727-8, died probably 
before 14 June, 1734, daughter of Jonathan and (? Mary) Ham- 
mond of ^ells, Me. He was deacon of the First Church at Wells, 
Me., and served on several trial juries in York County, Me. 

Child, born in Wells, Me. : 

16. i. Samuel. 4 

8. Thomas 8 Treadwell (Nathaniel? Thomas 1 ), born in Ipswich, Mass., 

8 Apr., 1686, died in Ipswich, suddenly, 17 Feb., 1743-4, married 
(intention published in Ipswich, 18 Mch., 1715-6) Sarah, born 24 
May, 1695, died probably in Ipswich, 2 Jan., 1764, daughter of 
William and Mary (Lowden) Goodhue. He was designated " Jr.," 

Children, born in Ipswich : 

17. i. Joseph. 4 

ii. Sarah, bapt. in Ipswich, 18 Sept.., 1720; living 21 Apr., 1769; m. 
(intention published in Ipswich, 17 Aug., 1738) Samuel, Jr., b. 19 
Jan. 1710-11, d. in Ipswich, 26 Aug., 1757, son of Samuel and 
Mary (Burley) Adams^of Ipswich. Children: 1. Sarah. 2. Sam- 
uel. s " 

iii. Elizabeth, bapt. in Ipswich, 1 Apr. 1722: d., probably in Ipswich, 
23 July, 1778; m. (int. published in Ipswich, 3 June, 1750) Aaron 
Caldwell, a widower, b. 18 Apr., 1721, d. before 21 Sept., 1765, 
son of John and Elizabeth (Lull) ^aldwell^ Children : 1. Eliza- 
beth. 2 Moses. 3. Stephen. 4. Mary. 

iv. Mary, bapt. in Ipswich, 19 June, 1726. 

v. Mary, bapt. in Ipswich, 21 Dec. 1727; living, unmarried, 21 Apr., 
1769. Was she the Mary who d. in Ipswich, 20 Nov., 1798, " one 
of the poor"? 

18. vi. Thomas. 

9. Thomas 4 Treadwell (Thomas, 8 Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ), who died between 

4 Oct., 1758, and 4 Apr., 1760, married first (intention published 
in Ipswich, 29 Oct., 1726), Sarah, baptized 12 Aug., 1705, died in 
Ipswich, 4 June, 1729, daughter of Beamsleyand Hannah (Glazier) 
Perkins of Ipswich ; and married second, in Ipswich, 16 May, 1734, 
Hepzibah, born in Rowley, Mass., 13 June, 1700, died between 24 
Oct., 1765, and 29 May, 1778, daughter of John and Dorcas Hob- 
son, and widow of Jeremiah Dow of Ipswich. He was a cordwainer, 
and later a farmer, and was designated "3rd " in 1742. He re- 
sided in Ipswich and Littleton, Mass. 

Child by first wife : 
i. Sarah, 5 b. in Ipswich, 25 May, 1729; d. in Ipswich, 13 June, 1729. 
Children by second wife: 

ii. Sarah, bapt. in Ipswich, 23*Feb., 1734-5; d. in Ipswich, 1 Aug., 

iii. Hannah, bapt. in Ipswich, 7 Nov., 1736; m. in Littleton, Mass., 5 

Oct., 1757, Eliphalet Densmore of Littleton; lived in Littleton, 

Mass., and Washington, N. II. Children: 1. John. 2. William. 

3. Hannah. 4. Dorcas. 5. Moses. 6. Thomas. 7. Eliphalet. 

8. Lydia. 9. Asa. 10. Daniel. 11. William. 12. Sarah. 

19. iv. Samuel. 

v. John, b. in Ipswich, 9 Mch., 1738; d. in Ipswich, 27 Mch., 1739. 

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vi. John, bapt. in Ipswich, 17 Mch., 1740-1; d. between Nov., 1759, 
and 27 Feb., 1760, probably at Crown Point, N. Y. ; served in the 
expedition against Crown Point. 

vii. Sarah, bapt. in Ipswich, 3 Apr., 1743; d. in Littleton, Mass., 30 
Mch., 1788. 

20. viii. Thomas. 

ix. Mary, b. between 1737 and 24 Oct., 1758. 

10. John 4 Treadwell (John, 3 Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ), born in Ipswich, 

Mass., 24 Sept., 1707, died 29 Apr., 1782, married first, 9 Oct., 
1728, Hannah, born probably in 1704, died in Ipswich, 24 Sept., 
1747, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Langley) Boardman of Ips- 
wich ; and married second (intention published in Ipswich, 19 Mch., 
1747-8), Priscilla, born 8 Mch., 1723, d. probably in Salem, Mass., 
3 July, 1803, daughter of Thomas and Priscilla (Appleton) Burn- 

Children by first wife, all born in Ipswich : 

i. John, 6 bapt. 21 Sept., 1729; d. in Ipswich, 17 Mch., 1737. 

ii. Martha, bapt. 13 Feb., 1731 ; d. in Ipswich, 15 Mch., 1737. 

iii. Elisha, bapt., 7 Apr., 1734; d. in Ipswich, 17 Mch., 1737-8. 

iv. William, bapt. 20 June, 1736; d. in Ipswich, 20 Mch., 1737-8. 

21. v. John. 

vi. Martha, bapt. 9 Aug., 1741; d. probably in Ipswich, 2 Nov., 1818; 
m. (int. published in Ipswich and Rowley, Mass., 12 Oct., 1765) 
Joseph Jewett of Rowley, b. 14 May, 1739, d. (? 1) Aug., 1774. 
Children: 1. George. 2. Joseph. S.John. 4. David. 5. Hannah. 

vii. Margaret, bapt. 10 Apr., 1743; d. in Ipswich, 19 Apr., 1743. 

viii. Margaret, bapt. 26 Feb., 1743-4; d. probably before 1756. 

ix. Sarah, bapt. 3 Feb., 1744-5 ; d. probably in Ipswich, 10 Dec, 1829 ; 

m. (int. published in Ipswich, 22 June, 1765) Joseph, b. Ipswich, • 

23 Dec, 1739, d. 20 Mch., 1776, son of Joseph and Sarah (Lord) 
Will comb. He was a sea captain, residing in Ipswich. Children : 
1. Sarah. 2. Joseph. 3. William. 4. Mary. 5. Hannah. 

Children by second wife, all born in Ipswich : 

x. Priscilla, bapt. 5 Mch., 1748-9; d. in Ipswich, 9 Jan., 1786; m. 
12 Mch., 1772, Nathaniel, b. probably in Ipswich, 20 Mch., 1747, 
d. probably in Ipswich, 30 June or 1 July, 1807, son of Peletiah ^ 

and Jane (Farley)JKinsin_anj?f Ipswich. He was a sea captain, 
and resided in Ipswich. Children : 1. Nathaniel. 2. Hannah. 
3. Priscilla. 4. Michael. 5. Michael. 6. Priscilla. 

xi Hannah, bapt. 22 Sept., 1751; d. 18 Jan., 1776; m. in Ipswich, 13 
Apr., 1773, Francis, Jr., b. 28 Dec, 1752, d. suddenly, 28 Feb., 
1799, son of Joseph and Mary (Eveleth) Rust of Ipswich. He 
married twice after the death of his wife Hannah. Children : 1. 
Joseph. 2. Hannah (?). 

22. xii. Elisha. 

xiii. Mary, b. 16 Jan., 1753 ; d. probably before 9 Mch., 1782. 

xiv. Margaret, b. 4 Jan., 1756; d. in Ipswich, 19 Feb., 1786; unmar- 

xv. Elizabeth, b. 17 July, 1760; living, 9 Mch., 1798; m. in Ipswich, 
6 Oct., 1785, Jeremiah, b. 19 Apr., 1762, d. at Point Petre, Guada- 
loupe, W. I., 14 Aug., 1807, son of Daniel and Hannah (Girlclings) 
Goodhue. Children: I.Jeremiah. 2. Elizabeth. 3. Daniel Tread- 
well. 4. Priscilla. 5. John. 6. Hannah. 7. Mary Treadwell. 
8. Perley Putnam. 

xvi. William, bapt. 8 Feb., 1767; d. probably before 9 Mch., 1782. 

11. Jonathan 4 Treadwell (John, 8 Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ), born in Ips- 

wich, Mass., 31 May, 1713, died probably in 1760, married in Wenr 
ham, Mass., 29 Nov., 1738, Ruth, born in Wenham, 23 Dec, 1716, 
daughter of Stephen and Ruth Patch of Wenham. She probably 

54 Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. [Jan. 

married second (intention published in Ipswich, 31 Dec, 1762), 
Joseph Whipple. Jonathan 4 was a joiner by trade, and resided in 

Children : 

i. Martha, 6 b. in Topsfield, Mass., 25 Mch., 1740; d. probably in 
Ipswich, 29 Apr., 1820; m. (int. published in Ipswich, 13, in 
Wenham, Mass., 16 July, 1757) Jeremiah Shatswell of Wenham, 
probably son of Jonathan and Mary (Burnham) Shatswell of Ips- 
wich. Children: 1. Jonathan. 2. Jeremiah (?). 

ii. Ruth, b. in Ipswich, 13 July, 1742; d. in Rowley, Mass., 16 Mch., 

iii. Mary, b. in Ipswich, 4 Apr., 1746; d. probably in Rowley, 5 Sept., 

iv. Mary, bapt. in Rowley, 12 Feb., 1748; probably m. in Ipswich, 22 
Nov., 1770, Jesse Dutton of Beverly, Mass. 

v. Ruth, bapt. in Ipswich, 6 Oct., 1751; buried in church yard seve- 
ral miles west of Odessa, Canada; m. in Ipswich, 13 July, 1769, 
John Parrott of Beverly, Mass., who was b. about 1745, and is 
buried beside his wife. He was a sea captain ; and served in the 
Revolution; resided in Beverly, Mass., till about 1780, when he 
moved somewhere about 40 to 60 miles from Boston, Mass., and 
finally settled near Odessa, Canada, with his brother James, who 
served on the British side in the Revolution. Children : 1. John. 
2. Sarah. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Mary. 5. Patty. 6. Jonathan. 7. 

12. Jacob 4 Treadwell (Nathaniel* Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1 ), born in Ips" 
wich, Mass., 24 Jan., 1698-9, died 17 Apr., 1770, probably in 
Portsmouth, N. H., married in Portsmouth, in Nov., 1721, Sarah, 
died in Portsmouth, 16 Mch., 1770, in her 68th year, daughter of 
William and Anna (Carter) Cotton, Jr., of Portsmouth, N. H., and 
probably widow of Henry Nicholson. He was a tailor, and later 
a tanner, residing in Portsmouth, N. H. Was he the " Mr. Tread- 
well " on the tax list of New Castle, N. H., for the year 1720 ? 

Children (the N H. Gazette states there were eighteen, but the 
record of only the following nine has been found) : 

i. Anna, 6 d. suddenly, buried 11 Dec, 1806, aged 84 years; m. before 
1760, Capt. Thomas, lost at sea, going from Portsmouth to Bos- 
ton, before 16 Nov., 1768, son of Capt. Thomas and Sarah (Cotton) 
Walden of Portsmouth. He was a mariner. Children: 1. 
Jacob. 2. Anna. 3. Thomas. 4. Sarah. 

ii. Elizabeth, living 28 May, 1771; m. in Micldleton, Mass., 10 Nov., 
1766, Jotham Blanchard, who was living in 1781. He was a mer- 
chant, styled " captain," and lived in Portsmouth and Peterboro', 
N. H. Children: I.John. 2. Sarah. S.Elizabeth. 4. Bebecca. 
5. Mary (?). 

23. iii. William Earl. 

24. iv. Nathaniel. 

v. Daniel, b. 1734; d. 1760; graduated at Harvard College, 1754; Pro- 
fessor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at Kings (now 
Columbia) College. 

vi. Sarah, living 13 Mch., 1773; m. in Portsmouth, N. H., 8 Nov., 
1762, Joshua Wingate, d. in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1806, aged 
68 yrs., son of Dr. John and Martha (Wingate) Weekes of Green- 
land, N. H. He graduated at Harvard College, 1758 ; was a minis- 
ter and a loyalist during the Revolution, for which he was driven 
from his parish ; resided in Marblehead, Mass., and Halifax, Nova 
Scotia. Children: 1. Elizabeth. 2. Martha W. 3. Joshua Win- 
gate. 4. Helen (Hannah?). 5. John. 6. Sarah W. 7. C. W. 
*8. Foster. 9. James. 

25. vii. Samuel. 

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viii. John, d. June, 1759, aged 13 yrs. 

ix. George, bapt. in Portsmouth, 19 June, 1748. 

13. Nathaniel 4 Treadwell (Nathaniel* Nathaniel? Thomas 1 ), born 

in Ipswich, Mass., 10 Sept., 1700, died in Ipswich, 31 Jan., or 1 
Feb., 1777, married first (intention published in Ipswich, 29 May, 
1725), Mercy, born 11 Apr., 1705, died in Ipswich, 1 Jan., 1747-8, 
daughter of John and Mercy (Adams) Smith; and married second 
(intention published in Ipswich, 28 July, 1750), Hannah, who died 
in Ipswich, 6 July, 1792, aged 87 years, probably daughter of 
Zerubbabel and Mary Endicott. Nathaniel 4 probably intended to 
marry (intention published in Ipswich, 17 Apr., 1725) Margaret, 
probably the daughter of Jeremiah and Susanna Dow, who was 
born in Ipswich, 4 Dec, 1707. He was a captain in the militia, 
and styled " gentleman," but familiarly known as " Landlord Tread- 
well " through keeping the Inn at Ipswich. His wife Hannah was 
known as " Landlady Treadwell." 
Children : 

i. Nathaniel,* bapt. in Ipswich, 26 June, 1726; d. in Ipswich, 2 July, 

ii. Nathaniel, bapt. in Ipswich, 14 Sept., 1729 ; d. in Ipswich, 25 Apr., 

iii. Nathaniel, bapt. in Ipswich, 27 Aug., 1732; d. probably, Aug., 


26. iv. Jacob. 

v. Hannah, bapt. in Ipswich, 21 May, 1738. 

vi. Mercy, bapt. in Ipswich, 25 Apr., 1741; m. (int. published in Ips- 
wich, 15 Apr., 1763) Samuel Fellows of Gloucester, Mass. Chil- 
ren : 1. Nathaniel Treadwell. 2. Samuel. 

27. vii. Aaron. 

28. viii. Moses. 

14. Charles 4 Treadwell ( Nathaniel? Nathaniel? Thomas 1 ), born in 

Ipswich, May, 1705, died in New Castle, N. H., 26 Nov., 1793, 
married first, about 1727 or '28, Mary, born in New Castle, 8 Oct., 
1711, died in New Castle, 6 May, 1783, daughter of William and 
Lydia Kelly of New Castle ; and married second, in Portsmouth, 
N. H., 2 Jan., 1786, Mrs. Phebe Dennett of Portsmouth, who was 
buried 28 Oct., 1805, aged 83 years. He was a hairdresser, and 
later a shopkeeper or merchant, and lived in New Castle and Ports- 
mouth, N. H. 
Children : 

i. William, 6 b. 10 Nov., 1729; d. young. 

29. ii. Nathaniel. 

iii. William, b. 30 July, 1733; d. probably before Sept., 1783. 

iv. Hannah, b. in Portsmouth, 24 Aug., 1734; d. 20 Jan., 1832; m. 2 
Nov., 1758, Ammi Ruhamah, b. in No. Yarmouth, Me., 15 Mch., 
1735, d. suddenly, 8 Dec, 1820, son of Rev. Ammi Ruhamah and 
Dorothy (Bradbury) Cutter of No. Yarmouth. He was a graduate 
of Harvard College, 1752; a physician; Surgeon General in the 
French and Indian War, 1756-7 ; and resided in Portsmouth, N. H. 
Children : 1. Mary. 2. Hannah. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Charles. 5. 
Dorothy. 6. Daniel. 7. William. 8. Jacob. 9. Nathaniel. 10, 
Sarah Ann. 

30. v. Jacob. 

vi. Mary, b. 3 Jan., 1738; d. young. 

vii. Mary, b. 20 Sept., 1740; d. probably before Sept., 1783. 
viii. Sarah, b. 23 Dec, 1744; d. probably before Sept., 1783. 
ix. Lydia, b. 12 Jan., 1746 ; d. 21 May,*1759. 

[To be continued.] 

56 Remonstrance at South Hampton, JV. H. [Jan. 


Copied from the original paper by John Fkench Johnson, E^sq., of Amesbury, Mass. 

Sept. 7. 1742, 

To the Associated ministers of the neighboring Towns mett at 
the new township of South Hampton, the following considirations are 
offered as Reasons why a great number of Inhabitants now falling in sd' 
town can not joyn with othere in their designs, and also why we think the 
present affair of setling a Minister there should be deferred, viz : — 

1 st because the affair of the Line is yet under debate and we know not 
whether we shall belong to sd' place, and that if we should expend for 
this purpose, or bring ourselves under obligations it may be lost as to us 
or Inswearing to ourselves & descendents. 

2 nd , That if we were dispossed yet the difficulty of attending here for 
us and especially for here three quarters of the year is such that we see 
no possibility of it. 

3 rd , That in case ever the line be established as now run we intend 
God willing to accomidate ourselves better in a Meeting house & shall 
endeavor all we can to be set oft for this end, and then as to the present 
design of this dayi ntended by some we desent. first because the first 
meeting that voted this obtained partly by chance & partly as we judge 
unfairly, second that this last meeting was not agreeable to a former vote 
in this place with respect to the notifying meetings & not all as we under- 
stand at all warned of this, third we have proposed some things which we 
think Reasonable at present which have not been Regarded by them and 
finally that if all within the bounds of sd' Town should appear at a legal 
meeting and matters fairly tryed we are fully perswaded there is a majority 
with us against them. 

Benjamin Brown Samuel French 

Nathaniel Maxfield Aaron Currier 

Jonathan Brown Samuel Goodwin 

Benjamin Brown Jr. James George 

George Maxfield Philip Challis 

David Goodwin David [illegible] 

George [illegible] Amos Page 

Jonathan Watson Robert Worthen 

Henry IJoyt. Jonathan Kimball 

Jonathan Sands Samuel Smith 

David Goodwin Jacob Smith 

Benjamin Baker David Colby 

Jothan Grifen Thomas Green 

Caleb Hobs Roger Eastman 

Benjamin Kimball Thomas Carter 

Thomas Fowler (D his mark) John Carter 

John Sargent Samuel Carter 

Jacob Colby Jacob Carter 

Abraham Merrill Nathaniel Ash 

William Sargent Jacob Morss 

l o 

Zaocheris Colby. 




1906.] Our English Parent Towns. 57 


By Oscar Fay Adams, Esq., of Boston. 

The borough and market town of Reading cannot point with 
certainty to the period of its origin. It was in existence when the 
Danes came up the Kennet and made the spot their headquarters 
in 871, but history does not go further back. In Domesday Book 
it is mentioned as Radynges. From the thirteenth to the sixteenth 
centuries parliaments were occasionally held here, and in the Civil 
War it surrendered to the Parliament forces under Essex in 1643. 

The Massachusetts town, incorporated May 29, 1644, named in 
honor of the Radynges of Domesday, remains a quiet rural commu- 
nity, and the Pennsylvania Reading, surrounded by its cordon of 
hills in the heart of Berks County, though founded a century after 
the New England town, bears in population and importance far 
greater resemblance to the mother town across the sea. In Ver- 
mont is found another Reading, chartered July 6, 1761, and there 
are Readings in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ne- 
braska, New York, and Ohio. The Massachusetts locality, origi- 
nally styled Lynn Village, was named Reading in honor of the 
early home of some of its first settlers. 

The English town is situated on the Kennet, near its junction 
with the Thames, the two branches of the former stream being here 
spanned by four bridges, while an iron suspension bridge crosses 
the Thames on the eastern side of the town. A water route to the 
Severn is afforded by the Kennet and Avon Canal. A business- 
like air is everywhere apparent, and a live business town one soon 
finds Reading to be. Biscuit making heads the list of its industries, 
the biscuit factory of Huntley and Palmer being the largest in the 
kingdom, for Reading biscuits are as widely famous as Pears Soap. 
In the suburbs are seed farms covering more than three thousand 
acres, and " Sutton's Seeds " have carried the name of Reading 
around the world. 

In 1121, Henry I. founded here a Benedictine monastery which 
speedily became one of the most powerful in England. Its abbots 
were mitred and kept their seats in Parliament until, at the word of 
Henry VIII., abbots and abbeys ceased to be. Hugh Farrington, 

* Population, 72,214 (1901) ; 36 miles from London (Paddington terminus of Great 
Western Railway), 43 miles from London (Waterloo terminus of South Western 
Railway), 63 miles from London (Charing Cross terminus of South Eastern Rail- 
way). Parish Churches : St. Giles, register from 1564, living, a vicarage ; St. Mary, 
register from 1538, living, a rectory, St. Lawrence, register from 16;>5, living, a vicar- 
age; Grey Friars; Holy Trinity; St. John the Evangelist; St. Stephen; Christ; All 
Saints; St. Saviour; etc. Other churches and chapels: 4 Congregational; 5 Baptist; 
3 Wesleyan; 2 Primitive Methodist; Presbyterian ; Unitarian; Roman Catholic; 
Friends. Schools: Free Grammar; Kendrick; Blue Coat; Green; National; Board; 
Science and Art; University Extension. Four weekly papers. Corporation: high 
steward, mayor, ten aldermen, thirty councillors. 

58 Our English Parent Towns. [Jan. 

the last abbot, refusing either to yield up his convent or acknowl- 
edge the monarch's supremacy, was, with two of his monks, summa- 
rily hanged, drawn and quartered before the gate of his own abbey, 
thus furnishing to all concerned an object lesson of a kind that the 
king was not at all averse to giving. Somewhere within the abbey 
Henry I. was buried, and before its high altar, long years after, 
were wedded John of Gaunt and Blanche of Lancaster. After the 
suppression of the abbey, it was converted into a palace which was 
demolished in the Civil War. The great gateway, carefully re- 
stored in 1861, yet stands, forming a portion of the assize courts, 
a public thoroughfare passing beneath its hugh arch. 

To the east of the gate is a long row of stone residences, and im- 
mediately beyond these is the greater part of the abbey ruins ; lofty, 
shapeless masses of flint and rubble, covering several acres. Ex- 
cept in the case of the chapter house and the great hall where par- 
liaments were held, the original purpose of the separate portions, 
muffled now in ivy, cannot be definitely settled. To the north of 
the gateway some lesser fragments of the abbey are to be seen in 
the small park known as The Forbury, once the outer court of the 
abbey. The park is a pleasant spot but far too small, an objec- 
tion that can scarcely be urged against the memorial in the Forbury 
to the Berkshire soldiers killed in the Afghan wars — an immense 
cast-iron lion on a pedestal. The material does not commend itself 
strongly to lovers of art, but the lion is certainly ferocious of aspect. 
Overlooking the park is a Roman Catholic church designed by 
Welby Pugin, a rather lifeless copy of Norman models. 

The four ancient churches of Reading are those of Saint Giles, in 
Southampton Street, consisting of nave, aisles, choir, porch and 
west tower, the latter sustaining a slender stone spire ; Grey Friars, 
in part a restoration, in part a rebuilding of the church of the Grey 
Friars monastery ; Saint Mary ; and Saint Lawrence. The church 
of Saint Mary, erected in 1551 from the ruins of a nunnery founded 
by Elfrida in repentance for the murder of Edward the Martyr, has 
an open timbered roof, and in outline displays nave, choir, gabled 
south aisle, north transept, and western pinnacled tower. It has a 
large churchyard with modern churchyard cross, and faces an open 
area called The Butts, which is adorned by a huge fountain. The 
church of Saint Lawrence, in the market place, shows a mixture of 
the work of the First and Third Pointed periods, and contains sev- 
eral interesting monuments and brasses. It consists of nave, north 
gabled aisle, chantry chapel, choir, south porch, and west tower 
with tall pinnacles. Its west window is a memorial to Archbishop 
Laud, a native of Reading, and in the choir is a window to the 
memory of Charles Lamb. 

In Friar Street, next north of Saint Lawrence, are the municipal 
buildings, of red and black brick, erected in 1875 and 1882, the 
earlier part designed by the architect Walerhouse. They include 

1906.] Our English Parent Towns. 59 

a Town Hall, council chamber, free library, museum, and govern- 
ment art schools. Other buildings of importance are the Iioyal 
Assembly Room in Friar Street, Royal County Theatre, Berkshire 
Hospital, and the immense and gloomy prison made famous by 
Oscar Wilde's powerful ' x Ballad of Reading Graol." In Erleigh 
Street is the Free Grammar School, an ancient foundation occupy- 
ing modern structures. Archbishop Laud was once a pupil here. 
In the shadow of the tall clock-tower of the Municipal Building is 
a marble statue of Queen Victoria, and in Broad Street may be 
seen a bronze statue of the late Mr. Palmer, exhibiting that eminent 
biscuit maker in a standing posture and of heroic size, holding in 
his right hand a silk hat and a partially opened umbrella. It was 
placed in position some years before the death of its subject, and 
probably afforded him keener satisfaction than it did his fellow citi- 
zens. So far as the writer is aware, it furnishes the only instance 
of the appearance of the umbrella as a monumental adjunct. 

On the Oxfordshire side of the Thames is the village suburb of 
Caversham ; not far to the southward is the village of Shiplake, 
in whose parish church the poet Tennyson was married, while at 
Bradfield, a few miles to the west of Reading, is the College of 
Saint Andrew, founded in 1850 and now accommodating over 300 


To evade the ship money tax, already referred to in notes by me upon other of 
the English Parent Towns, a large emigration had set into New England. In the 
spring of 1638 a band of emigrants was formed in the neighboring parts of the 
counties of Berks, Wilts, Hampshire, and Oxford. Reading is about fifty 
miles north from Southampton ; and Gloucestershire and Dorset on the west, 
and Sussex and Surrey on the east, were the bounds of the country in which 
dwelt the little band who sailed from Southampton, 24 April, 1638. 

" The List of the names of the passengers intended for New-England, in the 
good shipp, the Confidence of London, of 200 tonnes, John Jobson M r and thus 
by virtue of Lord Treasurers warrant of the 11th of April, 1638." (Register, 
ii, 109.) At the head of the list was the family of Walter Haynes, linen draper, 
who settled in Sudbury, Mass., and who came from Sutton Mandeville, Wilts, 
ten miles southwest of Salisbury. (Register, xxxix, 263; xlvii, 72.) 

John Blanforcl, John Riddet, and Richard Bidcombe, three servants, are sup- 
posed to have come from the same place. Unfortunately the parish register 
does not begin till 1654. 

Peter Noyes, yeoman, was from Penton Mewsey, Hampshire, three miles 
north-west from Andover. John Bent, husbandman, was also from this par- 
ish, or rather the adjoining part called Penton Grafton. (Register, xxxii, 
407; xlviii, 288.) Nicholas Guy, of Watertown, Mass., carpenter, came from 
Upton Gray, Hampshire, three miles south-west from Odiham, and five south- 
east of Basingstoke, both places being identified with the Dummer family who 
had come a few years before. Roger Porter, husbandman, of Watertown, came 
from Long Sutton, Hampshire, two and a-half miles south of Odiham. John 
Sanders, husbandman, of Newbury. Mass., came from Lanclford, ten miles 
south-east from Salisbury, but he later returned to England, and was at Wick 
farm in Downton, Wilts. Pie married Hester, daughter of John Rolfe of New- 
bury, who was a fellow passenger, coming from Melchet Park, Whiteparish, 
Wilts, seven miles south-east from Salisbury. 

Thomas Goodenow came from Shaftesbury, on the borders of Dorset, but a 

VOL. LX. 5 

60 Our English Parent Toivns. [Jan. 

few miles south-west of Semley, Wilts, where his brother John came from, 
and near to Dunhead, Wilts, where Edmund Goodenow came from. 

Edmund and William Kerley, of Sudbury, husbandmen, were from Ashmore, 
Dorset, five miles south-east of Shaftesbury aud on the Wiltshire border. 

John Stephens, of Newbury, husbandman, was from Caversham, Oxford- 
shire, just across the Thames from Reading. With him was his brother Wil- 
liam. The family is an old one there, and attained some prominence in later 
days. In the 17th century they held the farm of " Aldwinn's Tenants," and 
in the last century Mr. John Stephens of Caversham Rise was a benefactor to 
the poor, by a bequest. In the parish church of St. Peter (originally Norman) 
the east window is a memorial to him. 

Thomas Jones, tailor, of Caversham, Oxfordshire, aged 36 years, with his 
wife Ann and four children, came to New England in 1638. He was not the 
Thomas Jones of Dorchester, as the latter was here in 1G35. He was the father 
of Abraham Jones of Hull, who in 1658 sold to Daniel Cashing land in the plain 
neck, Hingham, given to him by his father Thomas Jones. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
iv, 129.) Abraham Jones in 1657 had seven sons, Benjamin, Thomas, Abraham, 
Josiah, Joseph, John, and Ephraim. (History of Hingham, ii, 386.) The land 
was granted by the town to Samuel Ward iu 1637, and by him transferred to 
Thomas Jones in 1638. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, iv, 279.) 

Robert Jones appeared in Hingham in 1637. It is probable he was a relative 
of Thomas; if not, he came from the same vicinity in England. 4 Dec, 1646, 
"Elizabeth Curtes & Jane Curtes granted unto Robert Jones of Hingham 
theire father in law a Ire of Attur r to aske &c : of the executo rs of the last will 
&c of Jane Alexand 1- late of Reading in Oxfordshire deceased theire severall & 
respective Legacies given them by the last will & testament of the said Jane 
Alexand r theire grandmother & of the Receipt &c : also to compound &c : & to 
appeare &c : thereto required &c : & generally to doe all thing 8 , witnes their 
hand & seales." (Aspinwall's Notarial Records, p. 41.) 

Another settler was John Benson, who also came from Caversham. He was 
of an old Oxfordshire family and was married in Caversham church, where 
at least one of his children was baptized. 

On the Thames, four and a half miles north-east of Reading, is Shiplake, 
whence came the widow Martha Wilder and her daughter Mary to join other 
children in New England. Joseph Parker, tanner, came from Newbury, Eng- 
land. At his death lie had an estate in England, some of which was at Romsey, 
Hampshire, seven miles north-west from Southampton. From Romsey also 
came Richard Bidgood, of Boston. 

Sarah Osgood and four children came from Wherwell, four miles south-east 
of Andover in Hampshire. (Register, xx, 24.) 

Samuel Sewall had relatives in the Dummer family living at Romsey, and he 
also owned land at Lee (SewalFs Diary, Vol. 1), which is in Romsey Extra, and 
(1880) includes the farms of Henry Swauton and Thomas Wiltshire. 

The will of Joan Alexander, of Swallowfleld, six miles south-east from Read- 
ing, was probated in 1629; Henry Alexander of Reading, in 1625; and Angus- 
tin Alexander of Reading, 1636. Richard Curtis of Reading, probated 1639. 

Thomas Collier, born in England in 1622, married, 30 Dec, 1647, Jane Curtis. 
Robert Jones, in his will in 1688, mentions his daughter Jane Collier. 

21 Dec, 1649, "Thomas Collier of Hull husband of Jane the daughter of 
Curtes late of Reading in Berkshire did constitute John Curtes his brother in 
lawe his true & lawfull Attorney granting him power &c: to aske &c : of the 
Executo™ of Jane Alexander late of Reading aforesaid all such Legacie «£c : as 
Mas bequeathed to the s {1 Jane his wife by the last will of the s d Jane her grand- 
mother & of the receipt to give acquitance &c : also to compound &c : &to appeare 
in any court &c : there to doe say sue &c : w th power to substitute &c : ratifying 
Ac." " (Aspinwall's Notarial Records, p. 240-1.) Thomas Collier died in 1691, 
leaving wife .Jane and live children. 

John Cogswell, .Tun., of Ipswich, Mass., in a letter from London, dated 30 

Mch., 1658, speaks of his cousin Stevens. (REGISTER, XV, 177.) In M:issa- 

chi soils Archives, xxxix, 506, the name is given as Roger Stevens of Redding, 

('<>. Berks. Roger Stephens married, 29 -Inly, L640, Martha Blowers, at St. 

ry's, Read in:;-. 

Waters's " Gleanings," i, 46, gives a reference to the will of Francis Phips, 
the elder, of Reading, Eng. The Will, proved in 1668, mentions his son Con- 
stantine, who was baptized 9 Nov., 1656, at St. Mary's, Reading, died 9 Oct., 

1906.] Records of Second Church of Scituate. 61 

1723, and was buried 15 Oct., 1723, at White Waltliam, Berks, ten miles east of 
Reading. This Constantine was Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and father of Wil- 
liam who married a daughter of the 3d Earl of Anglesey, and grandfather of 
Constantine, Baron Mulgrave. 

The first Constantine has been frequently spoken of, erroneously, as a son of 
Sir William Phips, governor of Massachusetts. The latter was a son of James 
Phips, a gunsmith from Bristol, Eng., where there were others of the name. 
Francis Phips was not the only one of the name in Reading, Eng., as there 
were, contemporary with him, Thomas and John Phips, tallow chandlers. 

Augustine Clement, painter, of Dorchester, came from Reading, Eng. He 
had property at Wokingham (not Wockington, as given by Pope), which is 
seven miles south-east from Reading. The property was then (1638) in the 
possession of his sister-in-law Margaret Mathew. Another sister, Anne Clement, 
was living at Shinfield, Berks, four miles south of Reading. The parish regis- 
ters of Wokingham begin in 1674, and of Shinfield in 1649. 

In 1635, on the same ship with Clement, came Sampson Salter, fisherman, 
who was from Caversham, and went to Newport, R. I. 

Of the early settlers at Reading, Mass., the only one who seems to have been 
connected with Reading, Eng., is John Damon, who is said to have been bap- 
tized in the church of St. Lawrence, Reading, 25 June, 1620, and settled at 
Reading, Mass., in 1644, the date of its incorporation. 

The records of Reading, Eng., are preserved in its town hall, and they are 
ancient and numerous. Besides ancient deeds, accounts of the Treasurers, 
etc., there are some twenty-three folio volumes, making up a " Corporation 
Diary" covering two centuries, the annals of the town from 1622-1822, an in- 
teresting period. Of this material, four volumes have been printed by the 
borough, to the year 1654. 

The Church wardens' accounts of St. Mary, Reading, 1550-1662, and its Reg- 
isters, 1538-1812, have been published. A History of St. Lawrence, Reading, 
has also been printed. Walter Kendall Watkins. 



Communicated by Wllford Jacob Litchfield, M.S., of Southbridge, Mass. 

[Continued from Vol. 59, page 392.] 


Nathanael Eells fon of North Eells and Ruth his wife was born Jan : 1 st 
1746/7 And Baptifed Jan: 18. 

William Turner Son of Charls & Unice, was baptifed Jan : 25 th 1746/7. 

Mary Clap daughter of Nat 11 & Defire was baptifed Jan : 25 th 1746/7 

Elifabeth Curtice of Sam 11 & Rachel was baptifed Feb: 15. 1746/7 

Sarah Riply daughter of Jofhua Riply and his wife was Bap- 
tifed Feb : 22 1746/7 

Temperance Fofter daughter of Elifhah & Temperance his wife was 
baptifed march 29. 1747. 

Hannah Brigs daughter of James Briggs & Hannah his wife was Bap- 
tifed march 29. 1747 

Content Barker daughter of Barnabas Barker & his wife was 

baptized April 5 th 1747. 

Lufanna [or Lufanda] Perry daughter of Jofeph Perry & his wife was 
bap 1 April 26 1747. 

62 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [Jan. 

Elifabeth Turner of Benj m & Mercy was baptifed May 17 th 1747. 

Sarah Bryant of Thom s & Sarah was baptifed may [? 17] 1747. 

Deborah Jacob daughter of Deacon Jofeph Jacob & Mary his wife was 
Baptized May 24. 1747 

Deborah Torry of Cap 1 Caleb Torry & mary his wife was baptifed may 
31. 1747. 

Ruth Vinal daughter of John & Mary, was baptifed June 7 th 1747 

Jofeph Eells Son of John & Abiah Eells was baptifed June 21 st 1747. 

Abigail Wilfon daughter of W m & Mary wilfon was baptifed June 21 st 

John Right Son of Mercy Right was baptifed June 21 st 1747. 

Luce Cufhing daughter of the Honourable John Cufhing Esq r And 
Mary his wife was* Baptifed June 28 th 1747. 

John Woodart fon of James & Sarah was baptifed June 28 th 1747. 
( Luke Palmer an Jnfant Child of Jofeph and Jane Palmer being fick 
\ with the throat trouble was baptifed Jn private June 30 th 1747. 

Roland Turner & Anna Turner Twinn children of Abial and Elifabeth 
Turner were baptifed July 5 th 1747 

Robert Cufhing Son of John Cusfhing jun r and deborah his wife was 
baptifed July 5 th 1747. 

( Iuly 7 th 1747. J baptifed two Children of Jofhua & Lydia Palmer. 
-< they being dangeroufly Sick, the name of the one was Lydya the 
( name of the Other was 

Anna Hatch daughter of Nehemiah Hatch and Mary, was baptized 
July 19 th 1747 

Lydia Copeland daughter of Jofeph & Elifabeth was baptifed July 26 th 

Mercy Tolman daughter of Elifha & Miriam, was baptifed Aug* 2 d 

Charls Samfon had a child baptifed by the Rev d M r Bryant of Brain- 
tree, on the 9 th of Auguft 1747. 

William Lincoln Son of Jsaack & Abigail was baptifed Aug* 30 th 1747. 

Nehemiah Randal Son of Gerfhom & Elifabeth was baptifed Sep 1 6. 

Iacob Stetfon Son of Matthew & Hannah was baptifed Sep* 27 th 1747. 

Calvin Curtis, Son of Elifha & Sarah was baptifed Sep* 27. 1747. 

Sufannah Randal daughter of Perez and Sarah was baptifed Sep* 27. 

Gerfhom Bowker Son of Lazarus & Abigail was baptifed Oct : 4 th 1747. 

Deborah Bowker daughter of John & Ann was baptifed Oct: 4 th 1747. 

Lydia Randal daughter of Elifha & Zeporah was baptifed oct : 11. 1747. 

Luce Turner daughter of Hawkins & was baptifed Oct 11. 1747. 

Jofhua Turner Son of Jsrael & Deborah was baptized Oct: 25. 1747 

Eunice Stetfon daugher of George & Eunice was baptifed oct : 25 1747 

Elizabeth Tolman daughter of Jofeph & Mary was baptifed Nov : 8. 

Mary Church daughter of Thomas and Mary; was baptifed Nov: 29 

The whole number of the baptifed this year is 42 


Sarah Wheelwright daughter of John & Sarah, was baptifed Ian : 10. 

1906.] Records of Second Church of Scituate. 63 

Lucrefia Gilkie, daughter of James and Grace was baptifed Jan : 24. 

Lydia Collomar daughter of Thomas Collomar & Hannah his wife was 
baptifed Feb: 14. 1747/8 

Amos Curtice Son of Amos & Mary was baptifed Feb. 14. 1747/8 

Martha Farrow daughter of Thomas & Jemimah, was baptifed Feb : 14. 

Iacob Lincoln Son of Jsaac & Abigail was baptifed March 6 th 1747/8. 

Margret Briggs daughter of John And Abigail Brigs was baptized March 
27. 1748 

Eunice James daughter of John and Prudence was baptized April 3, 

Ann Bryant of Peleg & Mary was Baptifed April 3 d 1748. 

Samuel Stockbridge Son of Sam 11 & Sarah was baptized April. 17. 1748. 

Lydiah Tower of Jonathan & Lydia was baptifed April 17 th 1748. 

Bathfheba Damon daughter of Danniel & Judith, was baptized May 1 st 

l748 - 

Stephen Silvefter fon of Nehemiah & — his wife was baptized may 

8 tb 1748. 

Jsrael Silvefter Son of Jsrael and his wife was baptifed May 8. 1748. 

Abigail Bryant daughter oi Sam 11 Bryant and mary his wife was bap- 
tifed May 8. 1748. 

Deborah Man an Jnfant of Jofiah & Mary Man was baptifed in private, 
being fick. may 13. 

Mary Palmer of Jofehp [s/c] & Jane his wife was Baptifed may 15 th 

Jofhua Bowker Son of Bemjm [s?c] and Hannah was Baptifed May 22. 

Iune 4 tb 1748. J baptifed an Jnfant child of Jonathan & Elifabeth 
Elems which child died Jun 6 th 

( June 7 th J baptized, Abigail Bryant an Jnfant Child of Benjmin Bry- 
( ant and his Wife 

Thomas Cufhing Son of Jofeph and Lydia, was baptized June 26. 1748 
Lufannah Prouty daughter of William and his wife was baptifed June 26. 

Abigail Cufhing daughter of the honourable John Cufhing, Efq r , & 
Mary his wife, was baptifed July 3 d 1748, 

Lurania Silvefter daughter of Elifha Silvefter an[d] his wife 

was baptifed July 3 d 1748. 

Job Curtice Son of Samuel & Rachel was baptifed July 10 th 1748. 

Adult. Sarah Hooper a young woman Living with M r Sam 11 Stock- 
bridge was baptized July 10. 1748 

Hannah Stetfon, daughter of Gidion Stetfon & his wife bap- 
tized July 24 

Jsaac Dammon Son of Jsaack & Lydya was Baptifed July 24, 1748. 

Elifabeth, daughter of Cefar a negro Servant or Slave, to Capt Torry, 
and Sarah his wife, a free Jndian woman was baptized Aug* 28. 1748. 

Defire Stoddard daughter of Benj m Stoddard & his wife, was- 

baptifed Aug 1 28. 1748. 

Abigail Standly daughter of Jabez & Abigail Standly was baptifed Sep 1 
11. 1748. 

{Bartlet Bowker an Jnfant Son of Lazarus Bowker was baptifed in Pri- 
vate, Sep* 12, 1748. 


64 Records of Seco7id Church of Scitucde. [Jan. 

Sarah Cole daughter of James Cole & Sarah his wife was baptifed Sep 1 
25. 1748. 

Jeaack Hack, son of Jsaac & mary was baptifed Sep 1 25. 1748 

Molly Stetfon daughter of Jofeph Stetfon & his wife was bap- 
tifed Sep 1 t~> 1748 

Samuel Eells Son of North & Ruth Eells was baptifed Sept 2G 1748 in 
private, being fick & not Likely to Live 

Nathanael Jacob Son of Deacon Jofeph Jacob & his wife was 

bap d Oct 9 th 

Jofeph Neal son of Job & his wife was baptifed Oct: 9 tb 1748. 

Macael Hatch Son of Michael & his wife Oct: 23. 1748 

Sufanna Clap of Nath 11 & defire his wife was baptifed Oct : 30 th 1748 

{Defire Elmes daughter of Jonathan Elmes & his wife an Jnfant 
was baptifed in Private oct : 31. 1748 
Luce Jacob daughter of Jofhua & Mary was baptifed Nov : 13. 1748. 
Hannah Silvefter daughter of W m and Mary was baptifed nov : 20. 

Luce Cufhing daughter of James Cufhing jun r & his wife baptifed Nov : 
27. 1748. 

Huldah Lambert of John Lambert & his wife, baptifed Nov : 27. 1748. 
Sarah Briggs, of James & Hannah was baptifed Dec : 11. 1748. 
( Lydia Barrel, daughter of William Barrel, & Lydia his wife deceafed 
( was baptized in private Dec : 16. 1748 
Seth Turner fon of Jeffe & Lydia was baptifed Dec : 18. 1748. 
Bartlet Bowker of John Bowker and his wife was baptifed Dec. 25 1748. 
The whole number of the baptifed this year amounts to 50. 


Sufanna Brooks daughter of W m Willian [«'c] Brook[s] & his wife 
was Baptized Jan 22 1748/9. 

Deborah Cufhing daughter of John Cufhing & Deborah was baptifed 
Jan: 29 1748/9. 

Samuel Bryant Son of Sam 11 Bryant Jun r & Mary his wife was baptifed 
march 5. 

Adult. Sarah houfe Daughter of David Houfe deceafed was baptifed 
March 5. 1748/9 

Molly northy Hatch daughter of nehemiah Hatch was baptifed by m r 
Bourn march 19. 

Sarah Fofter daughter of Elifha Fofter & his wife was baptifed 

April 2 d 1749 

Luther Curtice Son of Elifha Curtice & his w r ife was baptized April 9 th 

John D welly Son of Jofeph D welly deceafed and Mary his widow was 
baptized April 9 th 1749 

Rachel wade, daughter of Jofeph & Rachel was baptized April 9 th 1749 

Robert Randal Son of Perez & Sarah Randal was baptized April 9 tb 

Hannah Clap daughter of Jofeph Clap and his wife, was bap- 
tifed April. 23. 1749 

Mary Man daughter of Jofiah man and Mary his wife was baptifed 
April 23. 1749 

Margret Briggs daughter of John & Abigail was baptifed may 14 tb 1749 

Thomas Cufhing Son of Deacon Jofeph Cufhing jun r & Lydia his wife 
was baptifed June 4 th 1749 

1906.] Records of Second Church of Scituaie- 65 

Margret Bowker daughter of Benj m and Hannah was baptifed June 4 tb 

Calvin Turner Son of Jonathan and Abigail was baptifed July 2 nd 1749 

Barne Wade & Zebulon Wade Children of Zebulon wade and his wife 
were baptized in private July 19 th [ ?] 1749. 

Adult Mary Turner wife of Nat 11 Turner was baptized July 23 1749. 

Elijah Turner fon of Nathan 11 & Mary was baptized July 23. 1749 

Betty Woodart daughter of James woodart his wife deceafed was bap- 
tized July 23 1749. 

Efter [Esther] Tower daughter of Benj m & his wife of Abbin- 

ton was baptized Aug 6 th 1743. 

Jofeph Copeland, fon of Jofeph & Elizabeth was Baptized Sept 3 d 1749 

Adult Philifs a Negro Slave to Dr Otis was baptifed Sept 3 d 1749 

Olive & Betty, & Ruben three Children of the above named Philis were 
Baptised Sept 3 d 1749 

Thankfull Eells, daughter of North Eells, & Ruth, his wife, was Bap- 
tifed In private about five of the Clock in the morning, and died be- 
tween Twelve and one of the Clock Oct: 8 1749. 

Zechariah Damon Son of Zechariah Dammon, and Anna Lenthall his 
wife, was baptized Oct : 15 th 1749 

Rhoda Bryant daughter of Peleg & Mary was baptifed December 3 d 

Lydia James daughter of John James & Prudence his wife was baptifed 
Dec: 31. 1749 

The whole number of the baptifed this year amounts to 31 


Iacob Turner Son of Jsrael & Deborah was baptized March 25. 1750. 

Lydia Stockbridge of Sam 11 & Sarah was baptifed April 1 st 1750. 

Demmick Bowker of Lazarus & Abigail was baptifed April 1 st 1750. 

BathSheba Barker of Barnabas & Mary was Baptifed April 15 th 1750 

Samuel Dammon of Daniel & Sarah was Baptifed April 15 th 1750. 

Luscenda Stetfon of Jofhua & Lillis was baptized April 29. 1750 

Nathanael Jacob, Son of Deacon Jofeph Jacob & mary his wife was 
baptifed May 6 th 1750 

Luther Stetfon fon of Job & Mary was baptifed may 6 th 1750. # 

Silva Church daughter of Jofeph, & Grace his Widow was baptized May 
6 tb 1750. 

Adult Philis a Negro Servant to Deacon Jofeph Cufhing was baptized 
June 3 d 1750. 

Caleb Cufhing fon of Jofeph & Lydia was baptifed July 1 st 1750. 

Sufanna Man daughter of Jofiah man & his wife was baptifed 

July 8 th 1750. 

Sufannah Randal daughter of Benja m Randal jun r & Hannah his wife 
was baptized July 15 th 1750. 

Nathanael Silvefter Son of Nehemiah & Mehitable was Baptifed July 
29. 1750 

Anna Wade daughter of Zebulon Wade and his wife was Bap- 
tifed Aug 1 5 th 1750. 

Samuel Curtice Son of Sam 11 : & Rachel was baptifed Aug 1 12 th 1750. 

At a Meeting of the 2 d . Church of Christ in Scituate on y e 11 th . Day of 
Oct° 1750 being the first Chh. Meeting after the Death of* the Rev d M r 
Eells. S d Church chose y e Rev d M r Shearf. Bourn Moderator of the S d 

GQ Records of Second Church of Scituule. [Jan. 

Meeting and after Prayer to God for li is presence & Direction S (1 Church 
chose Joseph Cashing Jun T Clerk of S' 1 Church during the prefent Vacancy. 

Sarah Buck Daughter of Isaac Buck Iun r and Mary his wife was Bap- 
tised September y e 2 d 1750 by M r Lewis. 

Charles Tohnan Son of Elislia and Miriam Tolman and James Gilkey 
Son of James and Grace Gilkey were Baptised September y e 9 th 17.30 by 
M r Xilcs. 

Barker Cushing Son of M 1 ' John Cushing Tuu r and Deborah his "Wife 
and Bailey Randall Son of Perez and Sarah Randall and William Son of 
Sambo a free Negro and Martha his Wife an Jndian were all Baptised 
October y e 14 th 1750 by M r Anger [Angier]. 

Joseph Tolman Son of Joseph and Mary Tolman was Baptised Oct y e 
28 th 1750 by M 1 Nath" Eells of Stonington 

Abigail Eells Daughter of John and Abiah Eells was Baptised Novem- 
ber y e 4 th 1750 by M 1 Edward Eells. 

Jra Bryant Son of Samuel Bryant Iun r and Mary kis Wife was Baptised 
November y e 4 th 1750 by M r Edw d Eells 

Sarah Cushing Daughter of James Cushing Jun r & Mary his Wife was 
Baptised Novemb : y e 4 th 1750 by M r Edw d Eells 

Ruth Dammon, Joanna Dammon, and Leafa Dammon Daughters of 
Joseph and Joanna Dammon were Baptised November y e 4 th 1750 by M r 
Edw d Eells of Middletown 

Steel Foster Son of Cap* Joseph Foster and Abigail his Wife w r as Bap- 
tised Ianuary y e 6 th 1750 by M r Gay 

Thankful Eells Daughter of North Eells and Ruth his Wife was Bap- 
tised January y e 20 th 1750 by M r Wales of marshfield. 

Abigail Clap Daughter of Nathan 11 Clap Esq 1 " and Desire his Wife, was 
Baptized February y e 10 th 1750/1 by M r Bourn. 

Nathaniel Dammon Son of Zachariah Dammon Jun r and Anna Leuthal 
his Wife Was Baptized February y e 24 th 1750/1 by M r Bafs. 

Bethiah Turner Daughter of Abiel Turner and Elizabeth his Wife and 
George Stetson Son of George and Unice Stetson his wife and Lucy Brigs 
Daughter of James Briggs Jun r and Hannah his Wife and Mary Stetson 
Daughter of Gideon Stetson were all Baptized June y e 2 d 1751 by M l 
Edward Eells of Middletown. 

lane Palmer Daughter of Joseph Palmer and Jane his Wife and James 
Cole Son of James Cole and Lucy Stodder Daughter of Benjamin Stodder 
Iun r were all Baptised June ye 2 d 1751 by the Rev d M r Edward Eells of 

Nathaniel Cushing Son of Joseph Cushing Iun r and Lydia his Wife 

and Seth Turner Son of Jonathan Turner & Abigail his Wife, and 

John Briggs Son of John Briggs and Abigail his wife and Lucy Bowker 
Daughter of John Bowker and Ann his Wife were all Baptised June y e 23 d 
1751 by the Rev d M r Gay. 

James Briant Son of Peleg Brian t and Mary his Wife and James Barrel 
Son of James Barrel and Deborah his Wife were both Baptised June y e 
30 th 1751 by M r Bourn. 

This concludes the baptisms of the ,k Rev. Nathaniel Eells book," so- 
called. Hie entries from the death of Rev. Mr. Eells were made, un- 
doubtedly, by Joseph Cushing.] 

1906.] Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. 67 


By Franklin C. Clark, M.D., of Providence, K. I. 

This family appears to have come from England before 1639, and con- 
sisted of a mother, a daughter, Catherine, and two sons, Robert and John. 

" Mother Finney" died in Plymouth, Apr. 22, 1650, "aged upwards of 
80" years. 

Children : 

i. Catherine, 1 m. Gabriel Fallowell, who d. Dec. 28, 1667, aged 83; 

d. June 7, 1673. Children: 1. John, m. ; d. before 1649. 

2. Ann, m. Thomas Pope of Plymouth, who d. July 28, 1637; 
cl. in May, 1646. 

ii. Robert, b. about 1608; m. Sept. 1, 1641, Phebe Ripley, who was 
b. 1619, and cl. Oct. 9, 1710, in her 92d yr. ; d. Jan. 7, 1687-8 ; re- 
sided in Plymouth; was granted land in 1641 ; a freeman in 1648 ; 
an exciseman and juryman; deacon of the church from 1669 till 
his death ; and deputy from Plymouth to the General Court, 1657- 
60, '62-4, '69, '71-2. Having no issue, he willed his property in 
Plymouth to his two nephews, Robert and Josiah, the sons of his 
brother John ; and in 1689 they petitioned the Court for the lands 
left them by their uncle Robert. 

1. iii. John, called " John the Pilgrim." 

1. John 1 Finney married first Christiana, or Christian, who died in 
Plymouth, Sept. 9, 1649 ; married second, June 10, 1650, Abigail, 
daughter of Thomas Bishop and widow of Henry Coggin, who 
died May 6, 1653; and married third, June 26, 1654, Elizabeth 
Bailey, who was buried in Bristol, Feb. 9, 1683-4. He received a 
grant of land in Plymouth in 1639, and again in 1640 and 1641 ; 
was made freeman in 1644 ; was an exciseman from 1646 to 1648 ; 
and served on several juries. With his son John, Jr., he was ad- 
mitted a freeman of Barnstable, May 29, 1670, where John, Jr., 
finally settled. He was at one time a resident of Scituate, Mass. ; 
and later joined the company which settled Bristol, in 1680 ; but in 
1682 he sold his interest in the Mount Hope lands, at Bristol, to 
his son Jonathan. From 1682 no record of him appears till 1702, 
when he seems to have removed to Swansea, Mass. He probably 
died not long after, as a deed was executed by him at that time to 
which he signed with a mark. 

Children by first wife, born in Plymouth : 

i. John, 2 b. Dec. 24, 1638 ; the founder of the Barnstable line, 
ii. Thomas, b. about 1648 ; d. in 1653. 

Children by third wife, born in Barnstable : 

2. iii. Jonathan, b. Aug. 14, 1655. 

iv. Robert, b. Aug. 13, 1656 ; removed with his brother Josiah to 
Plymouth; afterwards joined the ill-fated expedition to Canada 
under Phips, in which he lost his life in 1690. His will is dated 
July 23, 1690. 

v. Hannah, b. Sept. 2, 1657; m. (1) in 1677, Dea. Ephraim, b. Jan. 
27, 1648, d. Feb. 18, 1732, son of Ephraim and Ann (Cooper) 
Morton of Plymouth; m. (2) John Cooke of Kingston, Mass., by 

* The earliest records show the spelling of the name as Finney, and the Plymouth 
and Bristol lines, with but a single exception, have retained this spelling. The Barn- 
stable line, however, from the first adopted that of Phinney. There was another 
family, settled in Connecticut, of the name of Pinney , which should not be confounded 
with the Barnstable Phinneys some of whom removed to that State. 

68 Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. [Jan. 

"whom no issue. Children: 1. Hannah, b. 1G77; m. Benjamin 

Morton. 2. Ephraim, b. 1078; in. . 3. John,b. 1680; m. 

Reliance (or Rebecca), dau. of ljis uncle John Phinney of Barn- 
stable. 4. Joseph, b. 1G83; m. . 5. Ebenezer, b. 1685; 

m. . 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Mch. 15, 1051); probably m. Dec. 19, 1773, Haile, b. 
about 1753, son of Benjamin and Mary (Haile) Barton of Warren, 
E. I. Children : 1. Molly, b. Aug. 21, 1774. 2. Base, b. Sept. 30, 
1775. 3. Elizabeth, b. June 23, 1777. 

vii. Josiah, b. Jan. 11, 16G1 ; settled in Plymouth, Mass., and founded 
a large family. 

3. viii. Jeremiah, b. Aug. 15, 1G62. 

4. ix. Joshua, b. Dec, 1GG5. 

2. Jonathan 2 Finnet {John 1 ), born Aug. 14, 1655, in Barnstable, 

Mass.; married, intention Oct. 18, 1682, Joanna, born in 1669, 
died Nov. 30, 1739, at Bristol, daughter of John and Elizabeth 
Kiimicutt of Bristol. He was one of the first settlers of Bristol, 
and made freeman in 1680. He died in Swansea, Mass, in May, 
1728. His descendants spell the name Phinney. 

Children : 

i. Joanna, 3 b. Nov. 30, 1683; m. Clark. 

5. ii. Jonathan, b. Nov. 3, 1686. 

iii. Mehetabel, bapt. Jan. 19, 1688-9. y 

iv. Elizabeth, bapt. in 1695; d. June 30, 1730; m. Bradford. y 

v. Lydia, bapt. in 1695; m. Hopestill Cotton. 

vi. Mary, bapt. in 1695. 

6. vii. Ebenezer, bapt. Apr. 23, 1699. * 

viii. Hannah, bapt. Sept. 1, 1700; d. June 30, 1730. 

3. Jeremiah 2 Finney {John 1 ), born Aug. 15, 1662, in Barnstable, 

Mass.; married, Jan. 7, 1684, Esther, bom in 1664, died Apr. 11, 
1743, in Bristol, daughter of Thomas and Mary Lewis of Bristol. 
He was made freeman of Bristol, with his father, in 1680. He 
was a shipmaster, and died in Bristol, Feb. 18, 1748. 

Children : 

i. Jeremiah, 3 b. 1684; d. young, 
ii. Mary, b. Mch. 26, 1686; m. 


iii. Hannah, b. Jan. 14, 1687-8; m. Jau. 14, 1706-7, Thomas, b. 1680, 
d. Apr. 18, 1754 or '5, sou of Thomas and Hannah (James) Dia- 
mant, or Diman. The family removed from Long IslancT~to 
BUstol in ITiT. She d. Dec. 22, 1744, in Bristol. Children, the 
first four born on Long Island: 1. James, b. Nov., 1707; d. Oct. 
8, 1788. 2. John, b. about 1709. 3. Rebecca. 4. Jeremiah, b. 1710; 
d. Nov. 10, 1798. 5. Jonathan, b. 1712; d. Feb. 25, 1797. 6. Phebe, 
b. 1717; d. Sept. 14, L790. 7. Lucretia, b. 1719; d. Jau. 31, 1797. 
8. Daniel, b. Dec. 16, 1797. 

iv. Meiiitable, b. May 8, 1687; m. . 

v. John, b. Aug. 3, 1690; d. young. 

vi. Rebecca, b. Feb. 24, 1G91-2; probably m. Mch. 11, 1716, Samuel 
Harris of Swansea, Mass. 

vii. Esther, b. May 4, 1693; m., int. Oct. 31, 1719, Joseph Joy of 
Rehoboth, Mass., who d. 1754; d. in Bristol, May 26, 1754. Chil- 
dren: 1. Esther, b. 1720; d. Aug. 2, 1747. 2. Joseph, b. June 25, 
1725. 3. A child, b. 1726; d. July, 1734. 

viii. Dehouaii, bapt. Oct. 20, 1695. 

7. ix. John, b. Apr. 13, 1696. 

x. Abigail, b. Apr. 17, 1697. 

8. xi. Jeremiah, bapt. Sept. 7, 1700. 









1906.] Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. 69 

4. Joshua 2 Finney {John 1 ), born Dec, 1665, in Barnstable, Mass., 

married, intention May 31, 1688, Mercy Watts of Bristol, who 
died Feb. 12, 1724. He removed, with his father, to Bristol in 
1680, where he was made freeman a little later. All his children 
were born in Bristol. He finally removed to Swansea, Mass., 
where he died Sept. 7, 1714. 
Children : 

9. i.~ Joshua, 3 b. May 7, 1689. 

Elizabeth, b. Sept. 25, 1691 or '92; d. Sept. 19, 1701. 

Mary, b. Apr. 12, 1694. 

John, b. Aug. 15, 1696. He is known as Dr. John, and removed to 

Lebanon, Conn. 
Samuel, b. May 20, 1699. 
Josiah, b. July 26, 1701. 
vii. Elizabeth, b. May 1, 1707; m. Nov. 4, 1733, Nathan Luther of 
Swansea, Mass. One child, Huldah, b. Jan. 12, 1743. 

5. Jonathan 3 Phinney {Jonathan? John 1 ), born Nov. 3, 1686, in 

Swansea, Mass., married, May 6, 1730, Mercy Read, born in 1706, 
died Nov., 1767. He was a farmer, and resided in that part of 
Swansea which lies just to the east of Warren. He was a mariner 
before he became a farmer, and died in Swansea, Nov. 26, 1736. 
After his death, his widow married second, Benjamin Smith. 
Children : 

i. Hannah, 4 b. June 17, 1731 ; m. 1747, Richard, son of Barnard Haile 
of Warren; d. May 27, 1797, in Warren. Children: 1. Hannah, 
b. May 31, 1748. 2. Anne, b. Oct. 28, 1751. 3. Jonathan, b. Men. 
22, 1753. 4. Barnard, b. Aug. 4, 1755. 5. Richard, b. Apr. 11, 
1758. 6. John, b. Aug. 11, 1760. 7. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 25, 1765. 
8. Samuel, b. Sept. 5, 1770. 

ii. Jonathan, b. Apr., 1733; cl. May, 1733. 

iii. Jonathan, b. Aug. 4, 1734; cl. Sep. 2, 1739. 
13. iv. Elisha, b. Mch. 30, 1737, a posthumous child. 

6. Ebenezer 3 Finney {Jonathan, 2 John 1 ), born Apr. 23, 1699, in Swan- 

sea, Mass., married, intention May 28, 1726, Jane, born in 1692, 
daughter of Thomas and Jane (Nelson) Faunce of Plymouth, Mass. 
He resided in Bristol for a time, and then seems to have lived in 
Easton, Norton, and Plymouth, finally dying in Middleborough, 
Mass. It is possible that he married, as a first wife, in Norton, 
Abigail, daughter of Sylvanus Campell. 

Child : 
i. Nelson, 4 b. July 8, 1728 ; d. Aug. 23, 1730. 

7. John 3 Finney, {Jeremiah,' 1 John 1 ), born Apr. 13, 1 696, married Mary, 

daughter of Sylvanus and Mary Campbell of Norton, Mass. He 
purchased land there in conjunction with his cousin Ebenezer, who 
also, at least for a time, resided in Norton. John is styled a cord- 
wainer or shoemaker. He came to Norton about 1717, and re- 
moved to Easton about 1766. He probably died in Kingston, Mass., 
Oct. 11, 1787. 

8. Jeremiah 3 Finney {Jeremiah, 2 John 1 ), born in 1700, married, inten- 

tion May 17, 1727, Elizabeth, born Dec. 14, 1706, died Nov. 8, 
1760, in Bristol, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Bristow of 
Bristol. He was a shipmaster, resided in Bristol, and died Oct. 21, 

70 Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. [Jan. 

Children ; 

14. i. Josiah, 4 b. July 1, 1728. 
ii. A child, d. Feb. 27, 1730. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. in 1731 ; cl. May, 14, 1759. 

15. iv. Jeremiah, b. Men. 19, 1732-3. 

16. v. Thomas, b. Nov. 1G, 1737. 

yi. Mary, b. Nov. 14, 1742; m. 17G5, as his second wife, Corban, b. in 
1732, son of John and Dorcas (Corban) Barnes of Plymouth, 
Mass. Children : 1. Mary, b. 176G ; m. Sept. IB, 1795, Eleazer 
Holmes. 2. Rebecca, b. 1768. 3. Betsy, b. 1771; m. (1) Thomas 

Davie; m. (2) Leucas ; m. (3) Mayhew. 4. Charlotte, 

b. 1774; m. Stephen Harlow. 5. Corban, b. 1778. 6. Patty, b. 
1781; m. Ansel Holmes. 7. Deborah, b. 1785; m. Alden Leucas. 
8. Abigail, b. 1789; m (1) William Keene; m. (2) Isaiah Carver. 

vii. Esther, b. Nov. 14, 1744, d. Mch. 2G, 1745. 

9. Joshua 8 Finney (Joshua, 2 John 1 ), bom May 7, 1689, in Bristol, 
married Martha Carter, who was born in 1671, and died May 14, 
1751. He resided at first in Swansea, and afterwards purchased 
land in Lebanon, Conn., in 1726, removing thither with his family 
about 1750. Two of his brothers, John and Josiah, removed to 
Litchfield Co., Conn. He was a farmer, and died after 1750. 
Children : 

17. i. William, 4 b. May 10, 1715. 

ii. Joshua, b. May 11, d. Nov, 29, 1716. 

iii. Mary (or Mercy), b. July 5, 1718; m. Mch. 14, 1733-4, Joseph 

Mann ; cl. before 1743. 
iv. Martha, b. Mch. 4, 1719-9*). 

18. v. John, b. June 2, 1721. 

19. vi. Oliver, b. Nov. 11, 1728. 

10. John 8 Finney (Joshua, 2 John 1 ), born Aug. 15, 1696, in Bristol, mar- 

ried, Sept. 14, 1716, Ann Toogood of Swansea, Mass., who died 
Aug. 11, 1776. He removed first to Norton, Mass., then purchased 
land in Lebanon, Conn., in 1728 or '29. He also owned land in 
Kent, Conn. He appears to have been a physician, though in 
deeds he is called " blacksmith." At one time he was a resident of 
Swansea. He died June 6, 1773, in Lebanon, Conn. 
Children, born in Swansea : 

i. Joel, 4 b. Feb. 24, 1716-7. 

20. ii. John, b. Oct. 14, 1718. 

21. iii. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 3, 1720-1 ; went to Nova Scotia. 
iy. Joshua, b. Feb. 24, 1723-4. 

v. Ann, b. Apr. 30, 1727. 

vi. Mercy, b. Jan. 1, 1729-30; m. Dec. 21, 1752, Reuben Sacket of East 
Greenwich, now Warren, Conn. 

22. vii. David, b. Aug. 24, 1732. 

viii. Martha, b. and d. June 12, 1735. 

23. ix. Jabez, b. Nov. 21, 1737. 

11. Samuel 8 Finney (Joshua, 2 John 1 ), born May 20, 1699, in Bristol, 

married, Mch. 12, 1726-7, Elizabeth, daughter of John Wood of 
Warwick, R. I., and widow of Thomas Tibbitts. He removed to 
Warwick about 1726, where he died in 1765. He was a black- 

Children : 

i. Benjamin, 4 b. July 2G, d. Auc;. 5, 1727. 

ii. Mercy, b. Mch. 25, 1732; m. Dec. 21, 1752, Reuben , of 

Warren, Conn. ; removed in June, 17G5, after her father's death, 

to Little Compton, 11. I. 

19-06.] Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. 71 

12. Josiah 3 Finney (Joshua, 2 John 1 ), born July 26, 1701, in Bristol, 

married, Jan. 1, 1723-4, Elizabeth Mann, who died in 1775. He 
was in Lebanon, Conn., in 1750, where he early purchased land. 
He was one of the earliest settlers of Warren, Conn. His will was 
proved Aug. 22, 1774. 

Children, born in Swansea : 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. Jan. 19, 1723-4. 

ii. Josiah, b. Jan. 27, 1725-6; d. Sept., 1726. 

24. iii. Josiah, b. Feb. 24, 1727-8. 
iv. Keziah, b. Men. 5, 1730. 

v. Lydia, b. Mch. 6, 1732 ; cl. before 1771. 

25. vi. David, b. June 21, 1734. 

26. vii. Jonathan, b. June 1, 1736. 

13. Elisha 4 Phinney (Jonathan* Jonathan, 2 John 1 ), born Mch. 30, 1737, 

married first, May 5, 1763, Jemima, born in Newport, R. I., in 
1742, died in Warren, R. I., Feb. 12, 1764, daughter of John and 
Hannah (Claggett) Treadwell ; and married second, in 1766, 
Rebecca, born^Eeb. 11, 1740, d. Oct. 28, 1818, daughter of Henry 
and Rachel (Whittaker) Peck of Rehoboth, Mass. He was made 
freeman of Warren in 1760, was a farmer, and died Jan. 18, 1815. 

Child by first wife : 
i. Jonathan, 5 b. Jan. 30, 1764; cl. Oct. 11, 1779. 
Children by second wife : 

ii. Aaron, b. Apr. 24, 1767; d. in 1787, abroad. 

27. iii. Daniel, b. Sept. 14, 1768. 

28. iv. Benjamin, b. Oct. 8, 1771. 

v. Jemima, b. Mch. 29, 1773; m. Hezekiah Kingsley of Swansea. 
Children : 1. Nathan. 2. Elisha. 3. Luther. 4. Henry Peck. 

vi. Elisha Peck, b. Oct. 31, 1774; m. Dec. 14, 1806, Lydia, b. Jan. 27, 
1782, d. Oct. 17, 1857, dan. of David and Rebecca (Brightman) 
Barton of Freetown, Mass. He resided in Swansea and Warren, 
was a farmer, and d. Apr. 14, 1854. No issue. 

vii. Rebecca, b. Sept. 22, 1777; m. in 1797, Capt. William, b. May 5, 
1776, son of Thomas and Phebe (Throop) Champlin of Bristol, 
R. I.; d. Mch, 8, 1858. Children: 1. John Bowman, b. May 29, 
1798. 2. William, b. May 16, 1800; m. Eliza K. Phinney. (See 
27, ii.) 3. Julia Ann, b. Apr. 21, 1802; d. Dec. 13, 1891; m. 

Hodges. 4. Charlotte, b. Jan 11, 1805; d. Apr. 4, 1893; m. 

prob. Barney. 5. Mary. 6. Elisha (?). 

viii. Hannah, b. Oct. 11, 1779; m. (1) Corban ; m. (2) Dea. 

Bruce of New York. 

ix. Nathan, b. Oct. 5, 1782; cl. Jan. 3, 1802, abroad. 

14. Josiah 4 Finney (Jeremiah* Jeremiah 2 John 1 ), born July 5, 1728, in 

Bristol, married first, May 19, 1751, Mary, born Dec. 3, 1732, 
died Sept. 18, 1760, daughter of Allen and Hannah (Church) 
Carey of Bristol ; and married second, Sept. 16, 1761, Martha, 
born in 1739, died May 22, 1823, daughter of James and Martha 
(Giddings) Gibbs. He was a farmer, and resided in Bristol, R. I., 
where he was at one time postmaster. He died July 23, 1804, in 

Children by first wife : 

i. Jeremiah, 5 bapt. Feb. 4, 1753 ; d. at sea, July 25, 1773. 

ii. Elizabeth, bapt. Dec. 8, 1754; d. Sept. 21, 1756. 

iii. Allen, bapt. Mch. 20, 1757; d. July 31, 1758. 

iv. Molly, bapt. June 10, 1759. 

72 Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. [Jan. 

Children by second wife : 

v. Martha, bapt. Aug. 29, 1762; m. 1783, John, b. June 13, 1760, d. 
Oct. 4, 1813, son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Little) I£al£s of Bristol; 
(1. Apr. 13, 1843, in Providence, It. I. Children: 1. Charlotte, b. 
Jan. 5, 1784; d. Dec. 12, 1848. 2. Fidelia, b. Jan. 27, 1785; d. 
July 14, 1822. 3. Timothy, b. July 23, 1788. 4. James Gibbs, b. 
Oct. 10, 1789 ; d. Oct. 21, il90. 5. James, b. July 20, 1791. 6. Bet- 
sey Pa in e, b. Men. 29, 1792. 7. Abby Finney, b. Mch. 23,1794. 

8. Nancy Church, b. Mch. 23, 179(5. 9. Joseph Jackson, b. Apr. 10, 
1798 ; d. Mav 9, 1799. 10. Henry DeWolf, b. Feb. 8, 1800 ; d. Mch. 
30, 1801. 11. Martha Gibbs, b. Mch. 10', 1802. 

vi. Charlotte, b. Feb. 10, 1764; m. June 1, 1784, William, b. Dec. 19, 

1762, d. Apr. 19, 1829, son of Mark Anthony and Abigail (Potter) 

_PnWnlf o f Bristol, R. I. ; d. Apr. 15, 1829,' in Bristol. Children: 

1. Henry, b. Mch. 21, 1785; d. Oct. 18, 1857. 2. William, b. Dec. 

j 8, 1788; d. Oct. 12, 1830. 3. Charlotte, b. June 17, 1793; d. Apr. 

22, 1885; unmarried. 4. Maria, b. Oct. 26, 1795; d. Dec. 16, 1890; 

m. Rogers. 5. Abigail, b. Apr. 18, 1798; d. Apr. 22, 1817; 

m. Davis. 

vii. Sarah, b. 1767 ; m. Nov. 15, 1789, Capt. Hezekiah, bapt. May 12, 1763, 
d. at sea, Sept. 15, 1795, son of Hezekiah and Ann Usher of Bris- 
tol, R. I. ; d. May 4, 1820, in Bristol. Children: L Ann Frances, 
bapt. May 24, 1795. 2. George Fenno, bapt. May 24, 1795; m. 
his cousin Abby French. 3. Hezekiah, bapt. May 24, 1795; d. 
Feb. 5, 1796. 

viii. Thomas Gibbs, b. 1768; d. at sea, Oct. 4, 1787. 

ix. George, b. 1770; d. at sea, May 9, 1792; unmarried. 

x. Susanna, bapt. July, 1772: m. June 23, 1811, Capt. Oliver, b. in 
1775, d. probably Jan. 8, 1814, son of Richard and Mary Fitch of 
Norwich, Conn. ; d. Jan. 8, 1848, in Bristol. 

xi. Ann (or Nancy), b. Sept. 19, 1773; d. Dec. 17, 1839; unmarried. 

xii. Elizabeth, bapt. June 18, 1780. 

xiii. Ruth Thurston, bapt. Oct. 9, 1781 ; m. June 16, 1811, Elkanah, b. 
1782, d. Sept. 22, 1856, son of Elkanah French; d. Feb. 4, 1858. 
Children: 1. Emily Fiinney, probably). 2. Abby Finney, m. her 
cousin George F. Usher. 3. A child, b. Nov., d. Dec. 25, 1818. 

xiv. Abigail (?), b. 1776, d. Oct, 16, 1796, in Bristol. 

15. Jeremiah 4 Finney (Jeremiah* Jeremiah, 2 John 1 ), born Mch. 1 9, 1732- 

3, in Bristol, married first, Deborah , born in 1740, died Nov. 

9, 1791 ; and married second, Apr. 14, 1792, Mary, born in 1747, died 
Sept. 20, 1821, daughter of Samuel Coy. He was a shipmaster. In 
the Revolutionary War he served as private, in 1778, in Col. Nathan 
Miller's regiment, of Rhode Island. (See MSS. in the State House, 
Providence, Vol. IV, p. 43.) He died July 17, 1807, in Bristol. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Thomas, 5 b. 1758; d. Mch. 8, 1760. 
29. ii. Loring, b. 1761. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. 1763; m. Feb. 26, 1803, Isaac Lafayette, son of 

Richard and Lydia Newton of Wrentham, 'Mass. 
iv. Deborah, b. 1766; m. Dec. 22, 1785, Lucius Rhodes, 
v. Rebecca, b. 1768; m. Nov. 10, 1785, Capt. Jesse, son of Ichabod 

and Svlvia Davhj, of Freetown, Mass., who d. before 1843; d. 

June 2, 1843T~ Children: 1. Polly, b. June 7, 1786. 2. Lucinda, 

1). Mch. 23, 1790. 3. Anthony, b. Oct. 9, 1794. 4. David, b. July 

9, 1798; d. Jan, 27, 1830. T. Amanda, h. May 6, 1802. 6. John 
Jeremiah Finney, b. Dec. 4, 1808; d. Sept.i6, 1841. 

vi. MART, b. L770; m. Apr. 24, 1788, Capt. Parker, b. Apr. 26, 1765, d. 
Feb. 26, 1839, in Providence, R. [., son of Ezekiel and Hannah (Par- 
ker) ijljii^j )f ' Rochester, Mass.; d. Mch. 28, L835, in Providence, 
K. I. Chflflrcn : 1. Henry Finney, b. Jan. 1, 1790 ; m. Sept. 20, 1815, 

1906.] Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn. 73 

Alice, dau. of Edward and Alice (Dexter) Taylor; d. June 20, 
1820, in Indiana. Issue. 2. George Gibbs, b. Oct. 1792; m. (1) 
Mch. 30, 1818, Anne Eliza Wescott; m. (2) Nov. 4, 1833, Mary 
Dring Bolles ; d. Oct. 31, 1869 ; issue. 3. Mary, b. Eeb., cl. July 25, 
30. vii. John, bapt. Sept. 26, 1773. 

viii. Jeremiah, b. 1774; d. Jan. 1, 1799. 

ix. Hannah, b. 1776; m. Nov. 5, 1795, Elisha, b. Apr. 26, 1766, d. Nov. 
21, 1822, son of Peter and Abigail (Briggs) Carpenter of Norton, 
Mass. ; cl. June 30, 1805, in Warren, R. I. Children : 1. Mary, b. 

Mch. 24, 1798; m. White. 2. Louisa, b. Nov. 28, 1799; m. 


[To be concluded.] 



Communicated by Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 
From the manuscript copy owned by the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames. 

[Continued from Vol. 59, page 416.] 

. Anno Dom 1 1808. * 

Jan y 22. An infant child of Sam 1 Lyman. 

Jan y 30. The 2 nd infant child of Samuel Lyman 

Feb y 9. The 3 d infant child of Sam 1 Lyman. — 16. An infant child of 

Aaron Eaton. — 25. Daniel Skinner aged 80 years. 
May 23. Efther Talcott aged. 

June 24. A daughter of Isaac King aged about 3 years. 
Sep* 2. The wife of Roger Loomis aged 74. — 29. Rofanna M c Lean 

aged 19. 
Oct r 1. Reuben Smith, son of Eben r Hunt aged 3 years. 
Nov br 3. Ai'ahel Root, aged 82 years & 6 months. 

Anno Dom 1 1809. 

Jan y 13. Horace Grant, son of Warham Grant, aged 1 yrs 9 m <>«^_ 25. A 

child of Ezekiel Olcott Ju r aged 2 years. 
May 18. An infant child of Ashur Isham. 

June 24. An infant child of Alpheus Chapman. — 29. John Dart, aged 87. 
July 20. John Sparks, aged 77. 
Aug 1 22. Cap* Ezekiel Oicott aged f 4. 
Nov br 25. The wife of Francis Grant aged — 
Decem br 11. An infant child of Alex dr M c Lean. — 20. Edward son of 

Brent Paine aged 5. months. 

Anno Dom 1 1810. 

Jan y 8. An infant child of Eben r Kellogg Jun*. 

March 28. Asahel Webster aged 71. 

June 3. Elijah Tucker aged 73. 

Aug* 15. John Worburton aged 38. 

Sep* 3. The wife of Dea 11 Benf Talcott, aged 80. 

ADom 1 1811. 

Feb y 4. An infant child of Eben r Kellogg Jn r . — 21. Stephen Johns, 
aged 31 years. 


74 Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn. [Jan. 

March 2. Widow Mary King, relict of Dea n S. King ag d 91.— 5. The 

wife of Josiah Jones, aged 30 years. — 24. A child of Reuben Sage Jn r 

aged about 18 mon tlls . — 30. Roxy, the wife of Francis M c Lean, aged 

31. years. 
Apriel 13. Deacon Benjamin Talcott, aged 86 years. 
May 16. The wife of Jonathan Chapman aged 75. 
June 3. A child of Thaddeus Fitch a^ed about 24 y rs . — 19. The widow 

Wyles, aged 87 years. 
July 18. A son of Elijah Paine, aged about 2 J y ears . 
Aug 1 9. Joseph Hyde, aged 69. years. 
Oct 1 ' 2. James Tudor, son of Dea n Sam 1 Talcott aged about 2 months. — 

9. Patience 2 cl wife of Joseph Loornis, aged 35. y rs . — 27. John Pain, 

aged 71. 
Nov br 17. Milo Landfear in y e 3 d year of his age. A child who lived 

wifh Cap 1 Roberts. 
Decem br 16. Twin infant children of Ruff el King. 

Anno Dom 1 1812. 

Apriel 1. Elisabeth, wife of Phinehas Chapman, ag d 60. 

May 2. A son of Elijah Lee, aged about 4 months. 

May 10. Ebenezer Kellogg J r Efq r aged 47 years 6m. 19 ^ s .— 26. Roger 

Dart Doct r aged 54 years. 
July 14. Anna, daughter of Roswel Smith aged 10 y rs 
Aug* 25. Betsey Rogers, daughter of Leonard Rogers aged 27. 
Oct r 8. The second wife of Reuben Skinner, ag cl 
Nov br 2. A child of Levi Dart Ju r aged about 2 weeks. — 8. An infant 

child of Alderman. — 29. A tw in infant child of Erastus Hunt. 

Decern. 5. The other twin infant child of Erastus Hunt. 

ADom 1 1813. 

Jan y 20. Harriet an infant child of Darius Hunt. 

March 22. Eunice daughter of Brento 11 Paine aged about 8 months. — 

28. An infant child of Ralph Eaton. 
Apriel 3. Brento 11 Paine, in the 36 th year of his age. — 4. Sophia Sage, 

daughter of Reube 11 Sage, aged 25. — 5. Jerusha, wife of Darius Hunt, 

aged 36. 
Apreil 10 th Elijah Paine, aged 38 years. 
May 26. Deacon Samuel Talcott, aged 56. 
July 1 0. An infant child of Eli Hammond. 
Aug* 10. Olive, the wife of Eli Hammond, aged 42 years. 
Oct r 4. A child of Solomon Carpenter aged about 2 years. — 18. A child 

of Daniel M'Kinney aged about 2 y rs . 
Decem br 19. Jonathan Chapman, aged 84 years. 

ADom 1 1814. 

Feb y A child of Westons. 

Apriel 2. Anna, second wife of Francis Grant, ag d 27. 

July 3. Anna, wife of John Walker, aged 60. — 5. The wife of Cap 1 
Alex dr M« Kinney, aged 69 y rs 11 monUuj . 

Aug* 9. Betty wife of Alexander McLean, aged 41. — 10. Reuben Sage, 
very suddenly, aged 66. — 11. Jonathan Smith, aged 92. — 12. A child 
of Chester Fitch, aged 8 months. — 15. A daughter of Joshua Pearl Jn r 
aged 3 years. — 24. Allice, The wife of Oliver Dart aged 22 yr s 

Sep 1 30. A child of John Cady, aged 16 months. 

1906.] Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn. 75 

Oct r 1. Martin Kellogg, aged 22 years & 11 mon ths . — 6. The widow- 
Wilson, aged 53 years. — 11. A little Girl of John Cady, aged about 3 
years. — 29. Jabez Cheesebrough, aged 58. 

Anno Domi 1815. 

Feb y 21. A female child of Erastus Hunt, aged about ten months. 

March 5. Susannah, 2 d wife of Elijah King aged 64. — 15. David Dor- 
chester aged about 40. 

June 8. A child of Oliver Dart, aged 2 years & 10 mos 

Sept r 5. David Smith aged near 87. — 17. Eunice [Smith] relict of Da- 
vid Smith, aged 80. 

Nov br 7. Mary wife of Elijah Skinner Jun r aged 42. — 20. Julius Skin- 
ner, aged 29. 

Anno Domini, 1816. 

Jan y 20. Orinda, daughter of Daniel Kellogg, in the 20 th year of her age. 

— 24. Chloe, the wife of Col 1 Oliver King, aged 65 years. 
Feb. 20. Betsey the wife of Peter Dobson, aged 24. 
March 6. James Thrall, aged 70 years. 
March 18. Ruth Cone, daughter of Daniel Cone, ag d 33. — 25. The wife 

of Ebenezer Bevins aged 52. 
Apriel 16. Thaddeus Fitch, aged 54. 
July 1. Seth Baker, aged 83. 
Aug* 11. An infant child of Fredirack Walker. 
Oct 1 ' 23. James Cady, son of Amos Cady, ag d 23. 

Anno Dom 1 1817. 

Jan y 27. Joshua Pearl Ju r , aged 38. 

Feb y 11. Roger Loomis, aged 84. — 13. Lemuel King Ju r aged 20 years. 

— 27. Widow Rebecca Dorchester, aged 84. 
March 15. Lydia, wife of Cap 6 C. Roberts, aged 61. 
June 10. Widow Kezia Allis, aged 86. — 15. Sally, the wife of Elam 

Tuttle, ag d 45. — 18. A child of Isaac Brunson, ag d about 2 years. — 

20. The wife of Henry White, aged 57.— 25. The wife of Ozias 

Grant, aged 77. 
July 17. Electa, wife of Elisha Grant, aged 36. — Widow Hannah Loomis 

June 10 th A child of Lyman Ransom aged 6 Days. 
Sept. 3. Rev d Ebenezer Kellogg aged 80 years. — 4. Lora child of 

Erastus McKinney aged 2 years. 
Oct. 11. Elisha child of David Jackson aged 15 months. — 29. Anna, 

Daughter of Jacob Talcott aged 19 years. 

Anno Domini 1818. 

Jan y 9 th Thomas Johns aged 72 years. — 29. Sally child of Justus Tal- 
cott Ju r age 11 months. 

March 11 th Capt Oliver Hunt, aged 55 years. — 21 st An infant daughter 
of Jemerson Cheesebrough aged two days. 

April 16 th Abigail wife of Daniel Braman, belonged at E. Hampton 
Mass, aged 74. 

May 3 rd Isabella Columbus Thompson aged 15, daughter of — . — 

11 th Deborah wife of Joshua Pearl aged 63. 

v fe' 

July 6 th Oliver King Esqr. aged 70.— 28 th Rachel Hunt (suddenly) 

aged 53. 
Sept. 5 th Nancy wife of John A. Hall aged 41. 
vol. lx. 6 

76 Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn, [Jan. 

Oct 1 " 8 th Doct. Lester Fuller aged 24, Buried in Hampton, his native 

AD. 1819. 

Jan y 8 th An infant child of Joel King. 

Feb. 6 th Widow Fitch aged 85.— A child of Joel Robbins aged 3 

March 1 3 th Thomas Chapman aged 68. — 25 th Alexander McKinney 

aged 81. — An infant child of Anson Rogers. 
May — . Mary Baker aged 76. — 22 nd Bellows Newton aged 16. 
July 2. Harriet H. daughter of Ashur Huntington aged two years. — 

24. Eunice, daughter of Warren McKinney aged two years. — 

27 th An infant daughter of David Jackson aged 16 months. 
Sept. 17 th Tide, (Negro) aged. — 17. Lorana Grant aged 37. 
Oct. 18 th Child of Ashur Huntington aged 14 months. 
Dec. 29 th Leander, infant son of Obadiah K. Smith, aet — weeks. 


April 1. Widow Rebecca Chapman aged 69. 

May 3 rd William Cone infant son of John Abbot aged — . 

June 12 th Ruth daughter of [John] Alderman, aged 5 years. — 21 st Han- 
nah Goodrich aged Supposed Age 100. 

July 1 1 th Calista, child of Asa Cone aged 2 years. — 20 th Jared Parker 
son of Eliphalet Parker aged 9 years. — 24 th An infant child of Erastus 

Oct. — . Hannah wife of Benjamin Talcott, Aged. 

Nov. 2 nd Daniel Root aged. — 5 th Pamela wife of Ephraim Tucker aged 

Dec. 17 th Polly wife of Gordon Smith aged 34. 


Jan y 30. Ezekiel Olcott, Aged 44 years. 

March Daughter of Erastus McCollum Aged 15 months. 

April An infant child of Eliphalet Bingham. — 23. Olive Talcott daugh- 
ter of Jacob Talcott, Aet. 13 years. 

June 1 st Wareham Grant Aet 56 years. — 8. Abijah Johns Jun. Aet. 33 

July 16. Abigail Daniels Aet. 80 years. 

October 4 tb Mary Corning Aet. 61 years. 


Jan y 3 rd Abijah Johns Aet. 80 years. — 9 th Percy Hammond Aet. 49 
years, wife of Eli Hammond. 

Feb. 11 th Cyrenius Edwin son of John Lucas, 1 year. 

March 3 rd Ruth King aged 55 years. — Child of David Jackson aged — . 

April 5 th Everline Daughter of Ansel House a^ed 11 years. — 7 th Clar- 
rissa Daughter of Ralph Eaton 1 year. 

May l 8t Rachel Talcott Relict of *M r Caleb Talcott aged 79 years.— 
18 th Abigail Hyde Relict of Mr Joseph Hyde aged 77 years. — 29 th Jo- 
hanna McLean Relict of Cap 1 Alexander McLean aged 75 years. 

June 8 th Caleb Merrick Aged o>i years. — M r Roswell Smith aged 53 
years. — Infant child of M r . John Clark. 

July 18 th Jimeson Chesebrough Aged 42 \ ears. — 28 th Ebenezer Nash 
Esq. aged 52 year-. 

August 7 th Samuel Root Aged 71 years. 

1906.] Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn. 77 

Sept. 9 th Olive Abbot Relict of Col. Joseph Abbot Aged 84 years. 

Oct 22 d Frederick Walker aged 31 years. 

Nov. 6 th Fila Thrall Daughter of M r Joel Thrall aged 17 years.— 30 th 

Cap* Ozias Bissell aged about 92 years. 
Dec. 22 d Elisha Chesebrough aged 40 years. 


Jan 23 d Lucy Aurelia Daughter of M r Phineas Chapman Ju r aged 2 

years. — 29 th Fanny Alderman Aged 22 years, Daughter of M r John 

Feb 1 6 th Sarah Talcott Relict of Dea n Samuel Talcott Aged 58 years. 
March 2 d George Chapman Aged 9 years Son of M r John Chapman. — 

31 st M r Jonas Sparks aged 53 years. 
April 15 tb Fanny Hacket about 18 years. 

May 8 th Reuben Skinner aged 72 years. — 22 Ozias Grant Aged 90 years. 
July 21. Nathan Corning aged 62 years. 
August 29. Child of Varnie Parkerson JE about 14 Months. 
Sept. 4 th Daughter of Samuel Cooley from N. York aged about 2 years. — 

11. Child of Benj n I. Godfrey about — . 
Oct. 1st Eldad Skinner Aged 54 years — 9. Royal Talcott Aged 26 years. 

— 22. Clarrissa Potter Aged 30 years, wife of Warterman Potter of 

Southbridge Mass, in Vernon on a visit. — 26. Phineas Chapman Aged 

76 years. 
Nov. 29. Sarah Welles aged 60 years, Wife of Thomas Welles. 


Feb 14 th Jeremiah Perrin aged about 59 years. 

March 31 st Lydia Ladd aged 63 years. 

April 2 d Richard Harris Huntley iEt 78 years. 

May 12 th Hervey N. Cunningham Aged 22 years. 

June 29 th Sophia Amelia aged 4 years, Daughter of Reuben Sage. 

The Persons underwritten were Married p r me, Eben* Kellogg. 

AD 1762. 

Decem br 9 th John Daniels & Abigail King. 

AD 1763. 

April 23. Brenton Paine & Hannah Hills.— -item, Sam 1 Blackmer & Abigail 

AD 1764. 

June 25. Daniel Orf born & Hannah Ely. 
July 10. John Paine & Damaris Hills. 
Sept br 18. Reuben Searl & Mercy Allis. 
Nov br 15. Elifha Crane & Lydia Owen. 
Decem br 13. Thomas Bifhop & Phebe Tucker, 

AD 1765. 
May 2. Mofes Thrall & Lucy Hills. 

AD 1766. 

May 28. Gideon King & Charity Tucker. 
Aug 6 7. John Craw & Almy Hitchcock. 
Oct br 16. Daniel Badger & Lucretia Johns. 
Nov br 5. Ebenezer Baker & Sarah King. 

78 Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn, [Jan. 

AD 17G7. 

Ap 1 2. Abial Holt & Eunice Marfhal. — 9. Simeon Lynn & Martha 

Brunlbn. — 21. James Thrall & Mary Welch. 
May 6. Sam 1 Hills & Sufanna Nafh. 
July 29. Fenn Johnfon & Rebecca Bifhop. 

AD 1768. 

Ap 1 21. Elijah Brunlbn & Abijail Wright. 

IS T ov br 17. Zadoc How & Rachel King. 

Decem br 22. Alexander McLean & Joanna Smith. 

AD 1769. 

Feb y 1. John Hodge & Hannah Allis. 
Aug* 17. Juftie Lomis & Sarah Hitchcock. 
Sep 1 7. Edward Paine & Bette King 

AD 1770. 

July 12. Thomas Chapman & Rebecca Darte. 
Decem br 20. David Dorchelter & Sufanna McLean. 

AD 1771. 

Feb 14. Sherabiah Ballard & Sarah Emerfon. 
Ap 1 2. Lemmie Thrall & Lydia King. 

AD 1772. 

Jan r 23. John Hall & Eunice Dorchelter.— 30. Nath 1 Walker & Mary 

Octo r 15. Reuben King & Sufanna Millard. — 22. Cornelius Smith & 

Rhoda Johns. 
Nov br 12. James Nooney & Sarah King. 
Decem br 17. Reuben Tucker & Martha Carrier. 

AD 1773. 

Ap 1 6. John Tucker & Miriam Smith. 

Aug* 12. Elihu Jones & Lydia Blifh. 

Nov b 11. Reuben Skinner & Margeret M c ray.— 17. Daniel Reed & 

Sarah Brown. 
Decem br 23. Stephen King & Elifabeth Darte. 

AD 1774. 

Apriel 21. Abel West & Hannah Chapman. 
July 14. Ephraim Ladd & Lois Chapman. 
Sep* 1. Barzillai Little & Bette Blifh. 

AD 1775. 

Aug 6 3. Daniel Cone & Kezia Chapman. 
Sep* 21. David King & Eunice Darte. 
Decem br 28. Gurdon Fowler & Mary Chapman. 

Anno Dom 1 1776. 
July 4. Eleazer Piney & Eunice King. 

Nov br 7. Timothy Benton & Mehitable White.— 14. Theophilus Bawld- 
win & Elfe Morris. 

Anno Dom 1 1777. 
March 6. Ezekiel Ladd & Sybel Lomis. 


1906.] Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn. 79 

AD 1778. 

Jan? 8. Hugh Johns & Bettee Miller. 

March 5. Solomon Loomis & Mary Chapman. 

Apriel 2. Ephraim Webfter & Prudence Smith. — 27. Nathan Chapman 

& Lois Ely. 
May 7. Hezekiah Loomis & Lydia Dorchefter. 
June 11. Eben r Walker and Sarah Allis. 

Anno Domini 1779. 

January 7 th David Crane and Jerufha Smith. — 21. Phinehas Jones & 

Olive Wentworth. — 25. Thomas Evans & Anna Reed. 
Nov. 11. Daniel Root & Lydia Whitnee. 

Anno Dom 1 1780. 

Feb r 24. Charles King & Ruth Darte. 
May 4. David Ladd & Lucy Rogers. 
June 1. Rufus Safford & Mary Anders. 

Anno Dom 1 1781. 

March 22. Solomon Gilman & Prifsilla Loomis. 
Aug* 16. Ifrael Strong & Mary Brunfon. 
Sep 11 12. Ebenezer Darte and Dorcas Olcott. 


Feb. 18. Daniel Root & Mary Smith. 

March 21. Samuel King & Bettee Jones. 

June 6. Nathaniel Kingfbury & Sarah Dorchefter. — 13. Jofeph Loomis 

and Lois Pain. 
July 4. Isaac Brunfon and Rachel Reed. 

Anno Dom 1 1783. 

Jan y 9. Samuel Loomis and Jennet Walker. — 30. Jofeph Darte and 

Sybil Ladd. 
Feb. 6. Tbeophilus Grifwold & Elifabeth Talcott. 
May 1. John Walker & Anna King. 
Oct r 16. Phinehas Chapman & Elifabeth Johns. — 30. Daniel Carpenter 

& Hulda Leonard. 
Nov br 26. Joiiah Whitney & Mary Loomis. 
Decem br 11. Jonathan Skinner and Peggy Simons. 


Jan y 1. Elijah Loomis and Rachel Chapman. — 1. Benjamin Pickitt and 

Efther Chapman. 
Mar b 18. Hofea Brownfon and Anna Phelps. 
May 13. Aaron Farmer and Sarah Darte. 
June 24. Daniel Dorchefter and Sarah Keney. 
July 15. John Daniels & Efther Dike. 
Aug* 3. John Stiles & Jemima Allis. 
Nov br 25. Daniel Fitch and Anna M c Ray. 
Decem br 9. Jonathan Fowler and Sarah Peck. — 22. John Skinner, & 

Cleopatria Kilbourn. 


June 16. Juftus Talcott, & Sarah Johns. 
Nov br 21. Leverett Millard & Lydia Skinner. 
Decem br 21. Stephen Dorman & Roxana Grover. 

80 Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn. [Jan. 


Ap 1 13. David Carpenter & Martha Brunibn. 

May 25. Oliver Hunt, & Jeruf ha Simons. 

June 14. Rofwell Loomis & Sarah Evens. 

July 6. Jabez Brownfon and Mirilla Phelps. 

Octob r 5. Jofeph Peck, and Anna Skinner. — 12. Elnathan Grant, & Roxy 

Fitch. — 19. Moles Evens & Elifabeth Carpenter. 
Nov. 9. Jonathan Skinner & Thankful Fitch.— 30. William Pain, & 

Lucy Darte. 


Jan? 31. John Olcott & Patty Talcott. 
Feb r 7. Salma Rider, and Abigail Root. 
June 7. Reuben Reynold and Abigail Lord. 
Nov r 1. Jacob Strong & Elifabeth Loomis. 
Decem br 27. Guftavus Kilbourn & Bettee Skinner. 


Feb y 13. Benjamin Plumley & Anna Fitch. — 18. Sylby Geer & Jane 

M c Ray. 
March 24. Alexander Kinny J r & Roxy Talcott. 
May 29. Calvin M c Ray, & Elifabeth Kinney. 
Sep 1 9. Levi Darte, and Oren Smith. 
Nov. 27. Thaddeus Fitch & Rebeckah Webfter. 
Decern 3. Samuel Howard and Rachel Talcott. 


April 2. Ranfford Webfter & Tryphena Vaun. — 9. John Church Hutch- 
ins & Irena Chapman. 

June 4. Allen Brunfon, & Myrinda Kenny. 

July 2. Luke Loomis & Ruth Loomis. — 16. William Thrall & Orel 

Nov b 26. Phinehas Talcott & Hannah Kellogg. 

Decern 20. Dorman Drake, & Defire Simons. 

ADom 1 1790. 

Oct r 7. John Tucker & Ruth Benjamin. / 

Nov. 11. Rofwell Smith & Hannah Kingf berry. — 21. Charles Welles & 

Polly Hitchcock. — 23. Hab Wyles and Eunice Root. 
Decem br 16. Abial Grant to Elfe King. — item, Lemuel King to Jane 



Feb. 10. Solomon Queavy to Charity Simons. 
March 10. George Cafe to Bethfaida King. 
May 11. David Smith to Olive Talcott. 
July 14. Charles Kibbe to Deborah Pain. 
Oct r 12. John Olcott to Betty Smith. 

A.D. 1792. 

Feb. 2. Thomas Morehouse to Eunice Pain. — 1 6. Rofwell Craw to 

Polly Strong. 
May 6. Doct r Elijah Fitch Reed to Hannah McLean. 
Sep 1 20. Reuben Carpenter to Miriam Darte. 
Octo r 11. Richard Ingerfol to Auzabah Darte. — 25. Converfe Fitch to 

Aruma Grant. 

1906.] Genealogies in Preparation, 81 

Anno Dom 1 1793. 

Aug 1 1. Joel Rockwell to Widow Lucy Ladd. 

Oct r 3. Caleb Talcott to Lydia Baker. — 31. Phinehas Grover to Lovice 

[To be continued.] 


This list is based upon returns made to the New England His- 
toric Genealogical Society by the various compilers. 

The families are printed in capitals, the progenitors in italics, and 
the compilers and their addresses in Roman. 

Abbott. — George of Rowley, Mass., by Maj. L. A. Abbott, U. S. A., Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Alden. — John of Duxbury, Mass., by Mrs. Harriet C. Fielding, 30 Wi- 
nans St., East Orange, N. J. ; by Mrs. Charles L. Alden, 75 Harvard 
St., Dorchester, Mass. ; and by Henry Shaw, 200 Bradstreet Ave., 
Beachmont, Mass. 

Aldrich. — George of Mendon, Mass., by Marcus M. Aldrich, Box 114, 
Mendon, Mass. 

Allen. — Samuel of Windsor, Conn., Ethan of Vermont fame, and fifty 
other Allen lines, by Orrin P. Allen, Palmer, Mass. 

Allen. — Roger of New Haven, Conn., by George P. Allen, Box 84, North 
Woodbury, Conn., and Carlos P. Darling, Lawrenceville, Pa. 

Allen. — Timothy of Grandvill, N. T., by A. E. Allen, 2034 Jackson Blvd., 
Chicago, 111. 

Alvord. — Alexander of Northampton, Mass., by Samuel Morgan Alvord, 
252 Ashley St., Hartford, Conn. 

Ames (see Eames). — William of Braintree, Mass., by Azel Ames, M.D., 
24 Yale Ave., Wakefield, Mass. 

Andrews. — John of Wales, Maine, by C. L. Andrews, Augusta, Me. 

Andruss. — Timothy of Newark, N. J. {?), by Geo. H. Andruss, 2437 War- 
ring St., Berkeley, Cal. 

Armstrong. — David of Delaware Co., Ohio, by James R. Clark, Maunie, 

Arner. — Heinrich of Butler Co., Pa., by G. Louis Arner, Jefferson, Ohio. 

Ashley. — Thomas, John, Enoch, Elkanah, Elisha, Isaac, and William, of 
Poultney, Vt., by Burton J. Ashley, 6515 Normal Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Axtell. — 'All lines, by Cyrus R. Axtell, Grafton, Mass. 

Babcock. — Rev. William Smyth of Barrington, N. H., by Mrs. Elisabeth 
Mathews-Richardson, Lock Box 113, Danielson, Conn. 

Bacon. — Michael of Dedham, Mass., by Leon Brooks Bacon, 1131 Wil- 
liamson Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio ; and William F. Bacon, Medford, 

Bailey. — Richard of Middletown or Haddam, Conn., by T. O. Bailey, 
Station B, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Baker. — Anthony of Nova Scotia (?), by Ellis B. Baker, 448 George St., 
New Haven, Conn. 

82 Genealogies in Preparation. [Jan. 

Bancroft. — Thomas of Lynnfield, Mass., by John M. Bancroft, Bloom- 

field, N. J. 
BARBOUR. — George of Medfield, Mass., by Edmund Dana Barbour, 610 

Sears Bid*;., Boston, Mass. 
Barbour. — John of Portland, Maine, by Mrs. Caroline T. Barbour, 49 Neal 

St., Portland, Me. 
Bard. — Peter of Montpelier, France, by William Nelson, Paterson, N. J. 
Bardwell. — Robert of Hatfield, Mass., by Arthur F. Bardwell, 37 Wood- 
side Terrace, Springfield, Mass. 
Barker. — Ephraim of Pomfret, Conn., by James C. Parshall, 209 Tall- 
man St., Syracuse, N. Y. 
Barnes. — Thomas of Middletown, Conn., by Trescott C. Barnes, Pleasant 

Valley, Conn. 
Barns. — Pea. Benjamin of Branford, Conn., by Byron Barnes Horton, 

Sheffield, Penn. 
Barrett. — Thomas of Chelmsford, Mass., by Joseph Hartwell Barrett, 

Loveland, Ohio ; and Harold L. Barrett, 649 Centre St., Jamaica 

Plain, Mass. 
Barron. — Ellis of Watertown, Mass., by John B. Brainerd, M.D., 18 Hun- 
tington Ave., Boston, Mass. 
Barton. — William of Hibemia, N. J., by William E. Barton, 228 North 

Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, HI. 
Basye. — All lines, by I. Walter Basye, Bowling Green, Pike Co., Mo. 
Bates. — Jacob of Dudley, Mass., by Wilford J. Litchfield, Southbridge, 

Baxter. — Baxters of America, by Rev. Anson Titus, 10 Raymond Ave., 

Somerville, Mass. 
Beach. — John of Connecticut, by Fred H. Beach, Dover, N. J. 
Beach. — Noah of Hanover, N. J., by W. Beach Plume, 16 Hawthorne 

St., Orange, N. J. 
Beaman. — Gamaliel of Dorchester, Mass., by Emily B. Wooden, 29 St. 

Clair St., Rochester, N. Y. 
Beane. — Lewis of York, Maine, by Charles A. Beane, 213 Commercial 

St., Portland, Me. 
Beckwith. — Matthew of Lyme, Conn., by A. C. Beckwith, Elkhorn, Wis., 

and Edward Seymour Beckwith, Elkhorn, Wis. 
Beebe. — John of Broughton, England, by Wm. A. Eardley, 466 State St., 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Beeciier. — Isaac of New Haven, Conn., by Mrs. A. H. McGraw, 456 

Russell Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. 
Beede. — Eli of Kingston, N. H, by George F. Beede, Fremont, N. H. 
Bell. — Alexander of London, England, by Alexander Graham Bell, 1331 

Connecticut Ave., Washington, D. C. 
Bennett. — Arthur of Newmarket, N H, by Mary Bennett Morse, 24 Park 

St., Haverhill, Mass. 
Bennett. — Samuel of Providence, R. L, by Robert R. Bennett, 1717 T 

St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 
Betts. — Azor of Annapolis Co., N. S., by L. N. and Mrs. J. G. Nichols, 

Snyder Hill, Ithaca, N. Y. 
Billing. — Roger of Quincy, Mass., by C. Billings, Billingsbridge, Onta- 
rio, Canada. 
Bishop. — John of Guilford, Conn., Thomas of Ipswich, Mass.. and James 

of New Haven, Conn., by William Whitney Cone, Brandsville, Mo., 

and George A. Root, Topeka, Kas. 

1906.] Genealogies in Preparation. 83 

Bissell. — Benjamin of Hebron, Conn., by F. Clarence Bissell, Box 309, 

Willimantic, Conn. 
Blake. — John of Middletown, Conn., by George M. Blake, 403 East State 

St., Rockford, 111. 
Blanchard. — Blanchards of America, by Mrs. Louise (Blanchard) Be- 

thune, 215 Franklin St., Buffalo, N. Y. 
Blossom. — Thomas of Plymouth, Mass., by Edwin Stockin, Watertown, 

Bond. — Nicholas of Hampton, N. H, by Arthur Thomas Bond, 16 Central 

St., Boston, Mass. 
Borst. — Martines, by George Thurston Waterman, Albany, N. Y. 
Bosworth. — Edward of England, by Mrs. Mary Bosworth Clarke, 143 

Napier Place, Richmond Hill, N. Y. 
Bourne. — Richard of Lynn, Mass., by Henry Herbert Smythe, Falmouth, 

Bowers. — George of Scituate, Mass., by Dwight E. Bowers, Box 595, 

New Haven, Conn. 
Bowles. — John of Roxbury, Mass., Thomas of Maryland, arid others of 

Virginia, by Thomas M. Farquhar, S. W. Cor. 19th and Ellsworth 

Sts., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Bowman. — Nathaniel of Cambridge, Mass., by John Elliot Bowman, 79 

Elm St., Quincy, Mass. 
Bracken. — William of Newcastle Co., Delaware, by Dr. H. M. Bracken, 

1010 Fourth St., S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 
Brackett. — Samuel of Berwick, Maine, by Charles A. Beane, Portland, Me. 
Bradley. — Daniel of Essex Co., Mass., by Mrs. Edward McClure Peters, 

11 West 8th St., N. Y. City. 
Brainerd. — Daniel of Haddam, Conn., by Lucy A. Brainard, 4 Atwood 

St., Hartford, Conn. 
Bray. — Aaron of Newburyport, Mass., by Smith Adams, Milltown, Me. 
Breckenridge. — Alexander of Augusta Co., Va., by Wm. C. and Mrs. 

James M. Breckenridge, 12th and Spruce Sts., St. Louis, Mo. 
Brett. — William of Bridgewater, Mass., by Mrs. Lucy G. Belcher Goode- 

now, 212 Riverbank Court, Cambridge, Mass. 
Brewster. — William of Plymouth, Mass., by Mrs. Lucy Hall Greenlaw, 

Sudbury, Mass ; and Miss Emma C. Brewster Jones, 4146 Floral 

Ave., Norwood, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Bristol. — Henry of New Haven, Conn., by Mrs. R. D. Bristol, 307 West 

98th St., N. Y. City. 
Brown. — Francis, Joseph, and Samuel, by Smith Adams, Milltown, Me. 
Buckland. — William of East Hartford, Conn., by Frank Gardner, 119 

South 4th St., Sunbury, Pa. 
Bucknam. — William of Maiden, Mass., by W. F. Bucknam, Ayer, Mass. 
Bull. — William of Hamptonburgh, N. Y., by Stevenson H. Walsh, 411 

Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Burley, or Burleigh. — Giles of Ipswich, Mass., by Charles Burleigh, 

M.D., Maiden, Mass. 
Burlingame. — Roger of Providence, R. I., by Mary Stevens Ghastin, 

2297 North Hermitage Ave., Chicago, 111. 
Burton, — John of Salem, Mass., by Mrs. William Roome, Butler, N. J. 
Burton. — Samuel of Middletown, Conn., by George L. Burton, 87 Church 

St., New Haven, Conn. 
Butler. — Lt. John of Framingham, Mass., by Albert N. Butler, 43 King 

St., Ashtabula, Ohio. 

84 Genealogies in Preparation, [Jan. 

BUTLER. — Richard of Hartford, Conn., by Mrs. Laura Butler Taylor, 2935 
Bismarck Ave., Louisville, Ky. 

Butterfield. — Benjamin of Chelmsford, Mass., by A. A. Butterfield, 
Jacksonville, Vt. 

Byrne. — Daniel of Jones' Creek, Delaware, by Dr. ¥m. A. Macy, Kings 
Park, Long Island, N. Y. 

Cadle. — Henry of Gloucestershire, England, by Henry Cadle, Bethany, 

Cady.— Nicholas of Groton, Mass., by Orrin P. Allen, Palmer, Mass. 

Capen. — Bernard of Dorchester, Mass., by Walter Nelson Capen, 17 Bat- 
tery Place, N. Y. City. 

Carew. — Thomas of Braintree and Boston, Mass., by James Sheldon, 69 
Wall St., N. Y. City. 

Carney.— Mark, by Sydney H. Carney, Jr., M.D., 14 West 130th St., 
N. Y. City. 

Carter. — Rev. Thomas of Woburn, Mass., by Prof. Howard Williston 
Carter, Norfolk, Conn. 

Cary. — Jeremiah of Winstead, Conn., by Mrs. James W. Cary, 22 Maga- 
zine St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Cary. — John of Bridgewater , Mass., by Dr. Murray Edward Poole, Ith- 
aca, N. Y. ; and Mrs. Lucy G. Belcher Goodenow, 212 Riverbank 
Court, Cambridge, Mass. 

Case. — All lines in U. S. prior to 1800, by Dr. Erastus E. Case, 902 Main 
St., Hartford, Conn. 

Case. — John of Simsbury, Conn., by Willard E. Case, Auburn, N. Y. ; and 
C. V. Case, Lock Box 883, Ashtabula, Ohio. 

Castor. — John George of Oxford Township, Phila. Co., Pa., by Rev. Wil- 
liam Reese Scott, Christ Church Rectory, Media, near Phila., Pa. ; 
and Richard A. Martin, 145 West 82 St., N. Y. City. 

Cate. — James of Portsmouth, N. H, by M. Ray Sanborn, Yale University 
Library, New Haven, Conn. 

Cauffman. — Isaac, by Harry Shelmire Hopper, 400 Chestnut St., Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

Chace (see Chase). — Holder of East Claridon, Ohio, by C. V. Case, Lock 
Box 883, Ashtabula, Ohio. 

Chamberlain. — Edmund of Woodstock, Conn., by Geo. W. Chamberlain, 
1 Summer St., Weymouth, Mass. Also at work on the following: 
Henry of Hull, Mass. ; Jacob of Revere, Mass. ; John of Bloomsburg, 
Pa. ; Richard of Sudbury, Mass. ; Robert of Concord, Penn. ; Thomas 
of Chelmsford, Mass.; Thomas of Maryland; William of Billerica, 
Mass.; William of St. Peter' s Parish, Va. 

Chandler. — Roger of Concord, Mass., by Charles H. Chandler, Ripon, 

Chapman. — Robert, Jr., of Saybrook, Conn., by Rev. William Durant, Sa- 
ratoga Springs, N. Y. 

Chase (see Chace). — William of Yarmouth, Mass., by William A. Earde- 
ley, 40 G State St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Chatfield. — George of Killingworth, Conn., by Edward C. Chatfield, 613 
Fulton St., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Chitterbuck. — Of Berkeley and King Stanley, Gloucestershire, England, 
by W. P. W. Phillimore, 124 Chancery Lane, London, W. C, Eng- 

Clark. — Elijah of Center Village, Ohio, by James R. Clark, Maunie, 111. 

1906.] Genealogies in Preparation. 85 

Clark. — Richard of Exeter, N H, by Guy Scoby Rix, Concord, N. H. 

Claypoole. — Norton of Kent Co., Delaware, by Edward A. Claypool, 309 
Bush Temple, Chicago, 111. 

Clement. — Jan of Schenectady, or New Utrecht, or Flatbush, N Y., by 
Lewis H. Clement, 2461 Glenwood Ave., Toledo, Ohio. 

Cobb. — David of Boston, Mass., by Rev. Edward Porter Little, 310 N. 6th 
St., Hannibal, Mo. 

Cobb. — John of Taunton, Mass., or Barrington, R. L, by Mrs. Mary L. 
Alden, Troy, N. Y. 

Coffee. — James of Gloucester Co., N. J., by Harry Shelmire Hopper, 400 
Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Coggeshall. — All lines, by Thelwell Coggeshall, Girard College, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

Colby. — Zaccheus of Amesbury, Mass., by Mrs. Florence Danforth Stamp, 
Adams Basin, Monroe Co., N. Y. 

Cole. — James of Plymouth, Mass., by Ernest B. Cole, 1922 Broadway, 
Indianapolis, Ind. 

Coles. — Robert of Warwick, R. I. (?), by H. R. R. Coles, 30 Broad St., 
N. Y. City. ' 

Coles worthy. — Gilbert of Boston, Mass., by Wm. G. Colesworthy, 6Q 
Cornhill, Boston, Mass.- 

Collins. — Tillinghast of Philadelphia, Pa., and William of Gloucester, 
N. J., by Harry Shelmire Hopper, 400 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Colver. — Edwardof Groton, Conn., by Frederic L. Colver, 143 Fifth Ave., 
N. Y. 

Comstock. — Samuel of Providence, R. I., by G. S. Comstock, Mechanics- 
burg, Pa. 

Congdon. — Benjamin of Kings Town, R. I., by G. E. Congdon, Water- 
man, 111. 

Cony. — Nathaniel of Sioughton(f), Mass., by Mrs. Lucy G. Belcher Goode- 
now, 212 Riverbank Court, Cambridge, Mass. 

Cook. — Peter of Philadelphia, Pa., by Allen M. Cook, 96 Boush St., Nor- 
folk, Va. ; and Albert Cook Myers, Kennett Square, Chester Co., Pa. 

Coombs. — Allister of New Meadow, Brunswick, Me.; Anthony of Rochester, 
Mass. ; John of Bellingham, Mass. ; Jonathan of East Woodstock, Vt. ; 
William of Warren, Mass. ; Moses Newell of Newark, N J. ; Hiram 
M. of Thetford, Vt. ; Jonathan of Islesboro', Me. ; also families in Vir- 
ginia and Kentucky, by Rev. Chas. N. Sinnett, Box 205, Edmore, 
N. D. 

Cosgrove. — William of Hanover township, Morris Co., N J., by L. N. 
and Mrs. J. G. Nichols, Snyder Hill, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Cotton. — William of Portsmouth, N. H., by Frank E. Cotton, 48 Glen 
St., Maiden, Mass. 

Cowen. — John of Scituate, Mass., by Wilford J. Litchfield, Southbridge, 

Cram. — John of Hampton Falls, N. H, by John G. Cram, 105 Charles St., 
Boston, Mass. 

Cronkhite.— Henry of Litchfield, Mich., by Mrs. W. L. Proctor, 14 Caro- 
line St., Ogdensburg, N. Y. 

Croxall.— Richard of Maryland, by Mrs. Morris L. Croxall, 1346 Prince- 
ton St., N. W., Washington, D. C 

Cudworth. — James of England, by Wilford J. Litchfield, Southbridge, 

SG Genealogies in Preparation. [Jan. 

CusniNC — Matthew of Hingham, Mass., by Henry Kirke dishing, 786 

Prospect St., Cleveland, Ohio; and James S. Gushing, 68 St. Matthew 

St., Montreal, Canada. 
Dam. — John of Dover, N. H., by Albert II. Lamson, Elkins, N. H. 
Damon. — John of Scituate, Mass., by Wilford J. Litchfield, Southbridge, 

Darling. — Dennis of Mendon, Mass., by Carlos P. Darling, Lawrence- 

ville, Tioga Co., Pa. 
Davis. — Dolor of Barnstable, Mass., by Henry Herbert Smythe, Falmouth, 

Dawson. — Robert of Connecticut, by Mary Stevens Ghastin, 2297 North 

Hermitage Ave., Chicago, 111. 
Day. — Anthony of Gloucester, Mass., by Fred N. Day, Auburndale, Mass. 
Day. — Robert of Hartford, Conn., by Wilson M. Day, 208 Huron St., 

Cleveland, Ohio ; and Carlos P. Darling, Lawrenceville, Tioga Co., Pa. 
Dean. — All lines, by William Abbatt, 281 Fourth Ave., N. Y. 
Dearborn. — Godfrey of Hampton, N. H., by Charles L. Dearborn, Mus- 
kegon, Mich. 
DeMill, or DeMilt. — Anthony of New York City, by Wm. A. Eardeley, 

466 State St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Denton. — Of Yorkshire, England, by Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park Row 

Room 606, Chicago, 111. 
Dewey. — All families of Westfield, Mass., by Louis M. Dewey, 279 Elm 

St., Westfield, Mass. 
Dexter. — Thomas of Boston, Mass., by William A. Warden, Worcester, 

Mass. ; and Robert L. Dexter, E. Mattapoisett, Mass. 
Dillaway. — All lines, before 1800, by Henry Ernest Woods, 18 Somerset 

St., Boston, Mass. 
Dimmock. — Thomas of Barnstable, Mass., by George Dimmock, Spring- 
field, Mass. ; and Henry Herbert Smythe, Falmouth, Mass. 
Doane. — John of Eastham, Mass., by Alfred A. Doane, 131 I St., So. 

Boston, Mass. 
Doty. — Edward of Plymouth, Mass., by Carlos P. Darling, Lawrenceville, 

Tioga Co., Pa. 
Dow. — Henry of Hampton, N. H, by Herbert W. Dow, 136 Congress St., 

Boston, Mass. 
Downe. — Downes of America, by H. Watson Downe, 55 Liberty St., N. Y. 

Downes. — Thomas of Dover, N. H., by William E. D. Downes, 71 Pearl 

St., Boston, Mass. 
Drake. — John of Windsor, Conn., by Louis Stoughton Drake, Auburn- 
dale, Mass. 
Dumont. — Wallerand of Kingston, N. Y, by Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park 

Row, Room 606, Chiacgo, 111. 
Dungan. — Tliomas of Cold Spring, Bucks Co., Pa., by Warren S. Dun- 

gan, Chariton, Iowa. 
Dungan. — William of London, England, by Howard O. Folker, Room 515, 

Reading Terminal, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Dunham. — Dea. John of Plymouth, Mass., by Prof. Isaac W. Dunham, 347 

Summit Ave., Schenectady, N. Y. 
Dunn. — Hugh of Piscataway, N. J., by Oliver B. Leonard, 915 Madison 

Ave., Plainfield, N. J. 
Dunning. — Andrew of Brunswick, Maine, by Rev. Everett S. Stackpole, 

Bradford, Mass. 

1906.] Genealogies in Preparation. 87 

Durant. — George of Middletown, Conn., and John of Cambridge, Mass., by 

Rev. William Durant, Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 
Durfee. — Thomas of Portsmouth, R. I, by Wm. F. Reed, 915 F St., 

N. E., Washington, D. C. 
Durham. — John of Perry ville, Ky.< by Joseph Pinckney Durham, 1131 

West 30th St., Indianapolis, Ind. 
Dutton. — John, by William Tracy Eustis, 19 Pearl St., Boston, Mass. 
Dyer. — William of Dorchester, Mass., by Mrs. Edward McClure Peters, 

11 West 8th St., N. Y. City. 
Dyer. — William of Truro, Mass., by Isaac W. Dyer, 36 Exchange St., 

Portland, Maine. 
Eames (see Ames). — Robert of Boxford and Andover, Mass., by S. P. 

Sharpies, 26 Broad St., Boston, Mass. 
Eames. — Thomas of Dedham, Robert of Woburn, and Robert of Boxford, 

Mass,, by Lucia Eames Blount, The Oaks, Georgetown Heights, 

Washington, D. C. 
Earll. — Daniel of Marcellus [now Skaneateles), Onondaga Co. N. T., by 

Edward A. Claypool, 309 Bush Temple, Chicago, 111. 
Eastman. — All lines, by Guy Scoby Rix, Concord, N. H. 
Eaton. — All lines, by Rev. A. W. H. Eaton, 20 East Fiftieth St., N. Y. 

Eddy. — Nathan of Pittsfield, Vt., by Byron Barnes Horton, Sheffield, Pa. 
Eggleston. — Bagot of Windsor, Conn., by W. E. Hagans, Elmhurst, 111. 
Eliot. — John of Roxbury, Mass., by Miss Mary C. Eliot, Clinton, Conn. 
Elliot. — Ebenezer of Newton, Mass., by John Elliot Bowman, 79 Elm 

St., Quincy, Mass. 
Ellis. — John of Dedham, Mass., by Walter Fred Ellis, 1025 Fidelity Bldg., 

Buffalo, N. Y. 
Emerson. — Michael of Haverhill, Mass., by Charles Burleigh, M.D., Mai- 
den, Mass. 
Eustis. — William, by William Tracy Eustis, 19 Pearl St., Boston, Mass. 
Fairchild. — Thomas of Stratford, Conn., by G. W. Fairchild, Oneonta, 

N. Y. 
Fancher. — William of Harlem, Delaware Co., Ohio, by James R. Clark, 

Maunie, 111. 
Fancher, Fansher, Fanshier. — All lines in America, by Winfield Scott 

Potter, 305 North Front St., Columbus, Ohio. 
Farrington. — Edmund of Lynn, Mass., by B. A. Leonard, De Pere, Wis. 
Fellows. — William of Ipswich, Mass., by G. M. Fellows, 208 West River 

St., Hyde Park, Mass. 
Fernald (see Firnald). — Dr. Renald of Portsmouth, N. H, by Prof. 

Henry Torsey Fernald, Amherst, Mass. ; and Henry W. Fernald, 

M. O. Division, Post Office, Boston, Mass. 
Ferris. — Samuel of Groton, Mass., by Dr. Wm. Austin Macy, Kings Park, 

Long Island, N. Y. 
Ferry. — Charles of Springfield, Mass., by Aaron Ferry Randall, 350 Tre- 

mont Bldg., Boston, Mass. 
Fetter. — Jacob of Carlisle, Pa., by Harry Shelmire Hopper, 400 Chest- 
nut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Finnemore. — John of Wicklow, Ireland, by W. P. W. Phillimore, 124 

Chancery Lane, London, England. 
Firnald (see Fernald). — Jonathan Poor of Farmington, N H, by Charles 

Augustus Fernald, 1483 Washington St., Boston, Mass. 

88 Genealogies in Preparation, [Jan. 

Fish. — Nathan, by Henry Herbert Smythe, Falmouth, Mass. 

Fisher. — -Samuel of Londonderry, N. H, by William P. Fisher, Andover 

Fitz-Alan. — Walter of Scotland, by Geo. Washington Stuart, Box 364 

Ayer, Mass. 
Flanders. — All lines, by Fred W. Lamb, 452 Merrimack St., Manches 

ter, N. H. 
Flower. — Tamrock of Hartford, Conn., by Mrs. M. A. Smith, 688 N 

Park Ave., Chicago, 111. 
Fogg. — Samuel of Hampton, N. H, by Mrs. Adna James Fogg, 601 Tre 

mont Bldg., Boston, Mass. 
Folwell. — Nathan of Mansfield township, Burlington Co., N. J., by Roe 

Reisinger, Franklin, Penn. 
Ford. — Andrew of Hingham, Mass., by Miss Caroline Ford Lowery, 1604 

South Grand Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 
Foskett. — All lines, by Fred W. Lamb, 452 Merrimack St.. Manchester, 

N. H. 
Fountain. — Aaron of Conn., and Anthony of Stolen Island, N. Y., by Wm. 

A. Eardeley, 466 State St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
French. — Joseph of Adams Basin, Monroe Co., N. T., by Mrs. Florence 

Danforth Stamp, Adams Basin, N. Y. 
French. — William of Billeric a, Mass., by Miss Elizabeth French, 108 West 

45th St., N. Y. City; and J. M. French, M.D., Milford, Mass. 
Fuller. — Robert of Salem and Rehoboth, Mass., by Newton Fuller, 16 

Jay St., New London, Conn. 
Fuller. — Edward of Plymouth, Mass., Dr. Samuel, and Capt. Matthew, 

by Homer W. Brainard, 88 Kenyon St., Hartford, Conn. 
Fuller. — Lt. Thomas of Dedham, Mass., by Francis H. Fuller, 18 Som- 
erset St., Boston, Mass. 
Fullerton. — John of Boston, Mass., by Dr. Murray Edward Poole, Ithaca, 

N. Y. 
Furbush, or Furbish. — William of Kittery, Me., by F. B. Furbish, 25 

Church St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Gaines. — Henry, Thomas, and Samuel of Lynn, Mass., by N. S. Hopkins, 

Williamsville, N. Y. 
Gallup. — John of Boston, 3Iass., and New London, Conn., by Mary 

Stevens Ghastin, 2297 North Hermitage Ave., Chicago, 111. 
Gardner. — John of Newark, N. J, by Frank Gardner, 119 South St., 

Sunbury, Pa. 
Gates. — Stephen, by Guy Scoby Rix, Concord, N. H. 
Gaylord. — Isaac Thomas of Stowe, Ohio, by T. 0. Bailey, Cleveland, Ohio. 
Gerritson. — Wolphert of Albany, N T., by Marcus N. Horton, 88 Essex 

Ave., Bloomfield, N. J. 
Gibson. — John of Virginia, by Collins B. Gibson, Box 244, Chicago, 111. 
GlPFORD. — William of Sandwich, Mass., by Harry E. Gifford, 30 N. Wa- 
ter St., New Bedford, Mass. ; and Henry Herbert Smythe, Falmouth, 

Goodale, or Goodelle. — Robert of Salem, Mass., by Lucy Hall Green- 
law, Sudbury, Mass. ; and Rev. Isaac Goodell, 53 Stage St., Haver- 
hill, Muss. 
Goodspeed. — Roger of Barnstable, Mass., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Box 

1122, Madison, Wis. 
Goodwill. — Thomas, by William Tracy Eustis, 19 Pearl St., Boston, 


1906.] Proceedings of the N. E. Hist, Gen, Society. 89 

Gookin. — Arnold of Co. Kent, England, by Frederick William Gookin, 20 
Walton Place, Chicago, 111. 

Gore. — John of Roxbury, Mass., by Theodore W. Gore, Auburndale, Mass. 

Gould. — Thomas of Salem, Mass., by Guy Scoby Rix, Concord, N. H. 

Gowdy. — All lines, by Clarence E. Peirce, Box 981, Springfield, Mass. 

Go wing. — Robert of Lynnfield, Mass., by Robert H. Gowing, Wilmington, 

Graves. — Samuel of Lynn, Mass., Thomas of Charlestown, Mass., John of 
Concord, Mass., George of Hartford, Conn., Thomas of James City Co., 
Va., William of Dover, N. H, by John C. Graves, Lancaster, N. Y. 

Greenlaw. — All lines, by William Prescott Greenlaw, 18 Somerset St., 
Boston, Mass. 

Gridley. — Thomas of Hartford, Conn., by Eleanor Gridley, Orland, 111. 

Griggs. — Thomas of Roxbury, M ass., by John W. Saxe, 16 State St., Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

Grosvenor. — John of Roxbury, Mass., by Mrs. H. M. Crissey, 1425 Massa- 
chusetts Ave., Washington, D. C. 

Guenon, Genung, etc. — Jean of Flushing, L. I., by Mrs. Josephine Ge- 
nung Nichols, Snyder Hill, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Guest. — Henry of New Brunswick, N. J., by Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park 

Row, Chicago, 111. 

[To be continued.] 


IjJy Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., Recording Secretary. 

Boston, Massachusetts, 4 October, 1905. The New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society held a stated meeting this afternoon at half -past two o'clock, in 
Marshall P. Wilder hall, 18 Somerset street, the President, Hon. James Phinney 
Baxter, in the chair. 

Charles Cowley, LL.D., of Lowell, being introduced, read a paper on Boston 
in the Civil War, 1860-65, from a Naval View-Point, which exhibited exten- 
sive research aud the presentation of historical events not hitherto subjects of 
remark. It was a careful narration of deep interest to the audience, and was 
received with applause. After the reading, it was voted that Mr. Cowley be 
thanked for his effort, and a copy be requested for the archives of the Society. 

The executive officers, severally, presented reports, which were received, 
read, accepted, and ordered on file. 

Five new resident members and one corresponding member were elected. 

The deaths of the late Treasurer, Benjamin Barstow Torrey, and Hon. James 
Madison Barker, LL.D., were announced, and committees appointed to prepare 
minutes expressive of the respect of the Society for their memory. 

The Treasurer was empowered to release a mortgage on certain Kansas prop- 
erty, and to receive the legacy left to the Society by the late Robert Charles 
Winthrop, Jr., A.M., of Boston. 

The meeting then dissolved. 


1 November. A stated meeting was held to-day at the usual time and place, 
with the President in the chair. Under suspension of the rules, it was voted 
to proceed immediately to the election of a Nominating Committee, and tellers 
were appointed and the polls opened. 

The operation of the rules being resumed, the chair introduced William Car- 
ver Bates, of Newton, who delivered, ex tempore, an address upon Personal Ex- 
periences in Confederate Prisons, 1861-2, to the acceptance of an interested 
audience. A vote of thanks was tendered the speaker. 

90 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society. [Jan. 

On motion, it was 

Voted, That the New England Historic Genealogical Society desires to ex- 
press its approval of the work heretofore accomplished by the Boston Ceme- 
tery Department in publishing illustrated histories of certain of the more 
ancient burying-grounds of Boston ; and, also, desires to express the hope that 
the Department will continue its work, until the histories of all such burying- 
places shall have been published. 

The polls were closed, the vote canvassed and report made, which was read, 
accepted, and ordered on tile. The chair then proclaimed the election of William 
Sumner Appleton of Boston, William Carver Bates of Newton, George Madison 
Bodge of West lloxbury, David Henry Brown of Medford, and Albert Alonzo 
Folsom of Brookline, as the Nominating Committee for 1905. 

The executive reports were then made, and ordered on file. 

William Carver Bates, of the committee to submit a minute in memoriam 
Benjamin Barstow Torrey, of Hanover, deceased, presented the following trib- 
ute, which was received, read, accepted, and ordered on file and to be spread upon 
the record of this meeting, viz : 

Whereas, Death has removed from us one who was for many years a firm 
friend, an active member, and a trusted officer of this Society, 

Therefore, We, the members of the New England Historic Genealogical So- 
ciety, do hereby place upon record our deep sense of loss by the death of our 
associate, Benjamin Barstow Torrey, and our thankful remembrance and sin- 
cere appreciation of his work while with us. 

Born of sturdy New England stock, he inherited those qualities of mind and 
heart which such an ancestry often transmits to its descendants. Beginning an 
active life at an early age, he remained a lifetime in the service of a great cor- 
poration and for nearly forty years was its trusted and faithful treasurer, serv- 
ing it with ability and discretion, adding during ten years of that service the 
duties of the treasurership of a kindred corporation. Elected treasurer of this 
Society in 1871, succeeding the late William Blanchard Towne, he brought to 
its lesser duties those traits of integrity and honesty of purpose which charac- 
terized his life in broader fields ; and for thirty-three years, a longer service 
than has been borne by any other treasurer of the Society, he was an efficient 
adviser and conservator in financial matters. As a member of the Council, his 
genial temper, good-fellowship, and sound judgment gave him the respect and 
friendship of his associates. 

John Noble, LL.D., of Boston, of the committee to submit a minute in me- 
moriam James Madison Barker, of Bittsfield, deceased, presented the following 
tribute, which was received, read, accepted, and ordered on file and to be spread 
upon the record of this meeting, viz : 

James Madison Barker died in Boston the third day of October, 1905. 

The New England Historic Genealogical Society places on record its sense of 
the great loss it has sustained in the death of a most honored and valued mem- 
ber. It records its recognition of a public career distinguished and remarkable 
in many fields of service and action. 

He has been a legislator of broad and liberal views, of absolute independ- 
ence, and of wisdom and foresight. He was a man of affairs, of sound judg- 
ment, sagacity and business capacity, proved in the many offices of trust and 
honor held by him through his life. A loyal son of Williams College, he was 
for many years a member of its Board of Trustees. 

He was most widely known, perhaps, through his judicial service, — for nine 
years on the Bench of the Superior Court, under the appointment of Governor 
Long, in 1882, and on the Bench of the Supreme Judicial Court, under the ap- 
pointment of Governor Russell, from June 18th, 1891, till the time of his death. 
He had, in a high degree, the essential qualities of a judge, — wide and accurate 
knowledge of existing law, legal learning and a grip of legal principles, — the 
legal instinct, aeute perception, unusual power of analysis, the faculty of 
sifting and weighing evidence, the sure grasp of the controlling elements of 
a case, painstaking industry, scrupulous concientiousness, patience, dignified 
courtesy, and the aim to do exact justice always ami everywhere. 

As a citizen lie was public spirited, alive to the highest duties of citizenship, 
and ready to do his full share therein. He was a man of fine culture and intel- 
lectual endowment, of great charm of manner and bearing, a lover of outdoor 
life with a keen enjoyment of all its manly sports, genial and cordial, a most 
attractive and welcome companion. He was a loyal friend, full of broad and 
tender sympathies, of generous kindness, hearty feeling, always faithful and 

1906.] ISFotes and Queries. 91 

true. He was a man in all the relations of life, of absolute integrity, of the 
highest sense of honor, and of stainless character. 

Twenty new members were elected. 

The proposed amendments to the By-laws, as reported by a committee at the 
special meeting in May, were given consideration and passage, viz : 

That article 1, chapter II, of the By-Laws, be amended so that line numbered 
seven in the present edition shall read : — A majority of votes shall elect, but ten 
affirmative votes shall be required. 

That article 1, chapter III, of the By-Laws, be amended so that the fourteenth 
line of the present edition shall read : — Ten members shall constitute a quorum 
for the election of members, and twenty members for all other purposes. 

No further business being presented, the meeting dissolved. 



Odell. — William Odell, the founder of an American family of that name, is 
traced as early as 1639 at Concord, Mass., where his children James (died 1641) 
and Rebecca were born. He may have been the brother of Ursula Wodell (also 
written Odle), who married Christopher Woolly (Wollie) at Concord In 1646. 

William Odell died at Fairfield, Conn., in 1676; his will proved there June 

6th of that year mentions, among others, his sons William and John Odell and 

daughter Rebecca Moorehouse, and disposes of lands in Concord and Fairfield. 

William Odell's English ancestry seems likely to be ascertained from the 

following interesting clue : 

Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, is a small parish about eight miles from 
the village of Odell in the same county. The Cranfield Church Register re- 
cords nearly seventy entries of Odell baptisms, marriages and burials, between 
the years 1602 and 1625, the name being variously written Wodell, Odell, Odle, 
Wocldell, Wocldle, etc. (See Register, vol. 45, pages 7-8.) Among these en- 
tries are the following : — 

1602, Feb. 24, William, son of William Wodell of Warleyend, baptized. 
1615, July 22, William Odle of Worley, buried. 

Perhaps this is the record of the baptism of William Odell who came to New 
England, and of the burial of his father. 

The name " Warleyend" is doubtless that of a hamlet about one mile from 
Cranfield, which appears on an old map of Bedfordshire as " Wallerd or Wall 

In Cranfield Parish there was, in 1632, a district, or possibly an estate, known 
as " Virginia." Now it is a very significant and suggestive fact, as disclosed 
by the local New England records, that at Concord, Mass., the original road, 
cut through the woods by the first settlers, has been called since 1650 "the 
Virginia Road," and the district through which it runs, " Virginy." It is also 
a fact that, at Concord, the plain just at the end of Virginia was described as 
" Cranefield" in the Town Records as early as 1648, and has so continued to be 
described almost to the present day. It would certainly seem that these 
names, " Virginia" and " Cranefield," were given by the early settlers of Con- 
cord in memory of their English home. 

It should also be borne in mind that the first minister of Concord, the Rev. 
Peter Bulkeley, who came to New England in 1635, was from Odell Parish, 
Bedfordshire, where he had been rector for many years. 

What has been related herein seems to furnish a good foundation for further 
research. Rufus King. 

Yonkers, New York. 

Washington.— The following extract from a letter of the Rev. R. T. Love, 
M.A., Rector of Purleigh, Malclon, co. Essex, England, to the Editor, will be 
of interest in connection with Mr. Waters's gleanings concerning the Wash- 
ington family. The "printed circulars "refer to a plan for restoring the tower 

VOL. LX. 7 

92 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

of Purleigh Church, an appeal in behalf of which will be found elsewhere in 
this issue. 

" I enclose some printed circulars showing the object which I have in view — 
viz., a memorial to the connection between George Washington and Purleigh, 
as the last link with the old country. The American flag will be hung out 
every year on his birthday when the tower is repaired. 

We have found the entry of Lawrence Washington's burial at Malclon. In 
the Dr. Plume's Library at that place, which is situated on the site of the old 
church of St. Peter's, may be seen a certified copy of the Parish Registers. 
The entry is as follows — amongst the burials : 

' M r Lawrence Washington 21 January 1653.' 

Now this date fits in with Mr. Waters's theory, which necessitates the death 
of the father before 1655, when John Washington was of age and proved a 

In a letter to ' The Times,' immediately before our Mansion House meeting, 
it was said that there was no proof of the marriage of the rector of Purleigh. 
But as I find that he resigned his fellowship at Brasenose 1632-3, about the 
same time as that in which he became rector of Purleigh, there appears a very 
strong prima facie evidence of his marriage. A man does not resign £2-300 a 
year, the value of a fellowship, when he has no private means, except on com- 
pulsion. Mr. Lawrence Washington had little or no private means (his debt 
at Oxford is in evidence), and the only compulsion which could be applied to 
him to compel his resignation would be a marriage. Fellows did not (until the 
late new regulation) resign their fellowships on becoming beneficed clergymen, 
unless the benefice was a college living. Fellowships were held on life tenure, 
whether the fellows did work for it or not. But when they married, they lost 
their fellowships. It is stated that Lawrence Washington lost his fellowship 
1632-3, therefore he married. He then received at about the same time the 
living of Purleigh on presentation of Mrs. Jane Horsmanden, widow; not a 
college living. 

These two items — his burial at Malclon, and the fact that his marriage only 
would necessitate his resignation of his fellowship — I have not seen noted." 

Roby. — In the Public Library at Waylaud, Mass., in a Journal of Dr. Eben- 
ezer Roby during a visit to England and Holland in 1726, is the following 
genealogical record from a Roby family Bible which is briefly mentioned by 
Savage (vol. 3, page 548 J. 

Dr. Roby was born in Boston, Mass., 20 Sept., 1701, graduated at Harvard 
College in 1719, settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1725, and died in Sudbury, 4 Sept., 

Castle Dunnington is in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. 

"A Memorandum of the Defceut of Father Roby's Family from y e Year 
1586 — as it was taken out of Uncle Thomas Roby's Bible — at Castle Duning- 
ton, viz. 

Mary Coxon Daughter of John Coxon of Caftle Dunington was born y e 20 th 
of April 1586 — w° was the Owner of the Bible. 

Thomas Roby Marryed Mary Coxon September 29 th 1606, had Ifsue viz. 

Robert Roby born y e 11 July 1607. had Ifsue Tho s : & Frances. • 

Mary Roby Born y e 4 th May 1610 Maryed to M r I. Burroughs. 

Thorn : Roby born 27 Sep* 1611. had Ifsue Tho s : W m . & Mary. 

John Roby born 12 May 1613 Ifsue Henry & 3 Daughters. One Maryed M r 
Sherwin, y e other, Walker. 

Henry Roby bom 12 Feby 1618. w° went & lived in NEng d . 

Edward Roby born 16 Sep 1 1620. had a Liberal Education & died a Bachelir 

Sam 1 Roby born 12 Feby 1628 went to New England. 

Befides the s d Mary Coxon, had by y e S d Tho* Roby 8 other Children, dying 
very Young — 

Thorn 8 Roby our Grandfather was born Sep*. 27 th 1611. and Maryed the 26 of 
Auguft To Hellin Cherebough had Ifsue viz — 

Mary Roby born the 3 d July 1641. Maryed to W m Riddiard of Bakewel, 

Thorn 8 . Roby born 22 d Scptemb r : 1645— was Maryed y c 8 Octob r 1676— To Ann 
Abbott Daughter of Luke Abbott of Hemingtou had Ifsue viz. 

1906.] Notes and Queries. 93 

Thorn 8 . Roby Born Octob: 31. 1677. Ifsne 2 Sons & 4 Daughters 

Will" 1 Roby Bora July 26, 1680 Ifsue a Daughter it Died J any 18. 1681. 

Another Son born & Died March 11, 1683. 

Ann Roby born Decern : 1* 1685. Maryed to y e Rev d M r W m Walton ye Dif- 
senting Minifter of Donington. Ifsue 3 Sons & 5 Daughters Living. 

William Roby ray honour" 1 . Father— born 26 April 1648 — Went into NEng- 
land Maryed Eliz a . Greenough Daughter of William & Elizabeth Greenough. 
Ifsue 15 Children. 7 of whom are Living, viz 4 Sons & 3 Daughters." 

Alice L. Westgate. 

Thayer. — The following inscription from a gravestone in the Hancock 
Cemetery at Quincy, Mass., seems to have been omitted by Mr. William S. 
Pattee in his " History of Old Braintree and Quincy," 1878 : 

YEARS | DEC d AUGUST Y e | 27 1695. 

(Footstone) It T Edw. H. Whorf. 

Boston, Mass. 

[This is the Richard, 2 mentioned in my communication to the Register (ante, 
vol. 37, page 84) in 1883, after visiting Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England, 
who appears in the registers of St. Mary's Church in that town as "Richard 
Tayer, baptized 10 February 1624 [5]." 

His father, Richard 1 Tayer (Thayer), who came to New England in 1641 with 
eight children — Richard, Sarah, Jael, Deborah, Zachariah, Hester, Nathaniel, 
and Cornelius— and settled at Braintree, Mass., was baptized at Thornbury, 5 
April, 1601, and married there, 5 April, 1624, Dorothy Mortimore, who was 
buried at Thornbury, 17 January, 1640[1], and was the mother of his children 
above named. 

There has been much confusion as to the dates of death of the various 
Richard Thayers. Richard 1 the emigrant was dead before 20th 2d mo. 1668, 
as shown in a deed (Suffolk Co. Deeds, V, 446) of his son Richard, 2 wiio died 
27 August, 1695, and whose gravestone record Mr. Whorf has copied. 

Richard 3 (Richard, 2 Richard 1 ) died 4 December, 1705 (Braintree records) ; 
and his wife Rebecca (Micall) died 28 January, 1732, aged 73 years 8 days 
(gravestone) . 

Richard 4 Thayer (Richard, 3 Richard, 2 Richard 1 ) died in 1774 (will probated 
27 May, 1774, Suffolk Co.). 

Richard, 4 son of Cornelius 3 and Abigail (Hayclen), died 11 September, 1729, 
in his 33d year (gravestone). 

Abstracts from the church registers of Thornbury, Gloucestershire, relating 
to the Tayer (Thayer) family, to be communicated by Mr. Faxon and Mr. Whorf, 
will appear soon in the Register. Editor.] 

Blachley (ante, vol. 58, page 357). — The date of the deed of Thomas 
Blachley to William Maltby was 16 April, 1673, not 1653. William Maltby was 
born about 1645. (See " Maltby-Morehouse Family," page 7.) D. L. M. 

New Haven, Conn. 

A Correction. — In the Register, vol. 28, page 282, in tracing John Cham- 
berlain the Roxbury church sexton of 1659, there mentioned, I find that line 
fifteen, commencing with : " It had a bell in 1658," etc., refers to the Rev. John 
Eliot's church in Roxbury. The First Church at Newton was not organized 
until 1664. The quotations in this paragraph are published in Ellis's History 
of Roxbury (1848), pages 23-24, and were taken origjpally from the town 
records of Roxbury, and without doubt refer to the First Church of Roxbury. 

Weymouth, Mass. * Geo. W. Chamberlain. 

The Deane Family (ante, vol. 3, page 386). — The will of Isaac 2 Dean 
(John 1 ), of Taunton, names sons Nathaniel and Jonathan, and daughters Alice 
King, Abigail Terrey, Hannah Hodges, Mehetabel Dean, Abiah Dean, and De- 
borah Dean (Bristol Co. Probate, vol. 2, p. 281); and in a deed, dated 1726, 
of "Hannah Dean Widow Relict of Isaac Dean late of Taunton" and the 
" heirs," the heirs were John King and Alice King his wife of Taunton, Thomas 
Terrey and Abigail Terrey his wife of Freetown, Nathaniel Hodges aud Hannah 

94 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

Hodges his wife, William Stone and Mehitable Stone his wife of Norton, Ben- 
jamin Hodges and Abiah Hodges his wife, and Deborah Dean of Taunton 
(Bristol Co. Deeds, vol. 21, p. 175). * * * 

Sanford. — The following data is copied from the family Bible of Mr. Ell- 
wood T. Sanford and the Dartmouth Records : 

George Sanford born 22 2 nd mo. 1736 \ married 5 13. 1702 
Rachel Gilford born 25 10 th mo. 1744 / 

Issue : 
Gideon born 16 6. 1763; deceased 19 10. 1787 aged 24. 4. 2 
Peleg born 10. 1. 1766 ; deceased 9 6 m ° 1804 aged 38. 5 
Alice born 21- 3 1771 

Caleb born 25. 12. 1780; deceased March 26. 1834 aged 54. 3 
Alice Ricketson died 26 2 nd mo. 1826 aged 54. 11 & 5 days 
Charles F. Ricketson died 1847 aged 36 

George Sanford son of William Sanford Jr. & Rebeckah born 1735-6. 
62 Buckingham St., Cambridge, Mass. Grace Williamson Edes. 

Stimpson-Erotiiingham. — The article on the Stimpson family, ante, vol. 59, 
p. 248, errs in giving the date Dec. 25, 1776, as the date on the gravestone at Wo- 
burn of the death of Thomas Erothingham of Charlestown. The inscription 
reads: Jan. 1, 1776. (Woburn Epitaphs, p. 48.) Wyman's Charlestown, p. 392, 
says of Thomas Frothingham : " d. Dec. 25, 1775 (g. s. at Woburn has 1776) "; 
but the lack of sufficient words to complete the sense is a common fault of the 
style of literary composition adopted by Wyman in his monumental work. The 
latter part of the sentence would have been correct had it read: " (g. s. at 
Woburn has Jan. 1, 1776)." 

On the other hand, the extract from Wyman's letter of Oct. 18, 1873, printed 
as a note to the epitaph of Thomas Frothingham, Woburn Epitaphs, p. 48, is 
full of errors when compared with Wyman's Charlestown, pp. 391, 392. 

Woburn, Mass. William R. Cutter. 

Heiialdry in New England. — The following extracts from a letter of 
Joseph L. Chester to William H. Whitmore, dated London, Mch. 19, 1864, seem 
worth preserving : 

" Of course I clo not mean to say that no early New England families were 
entitled to bear arms, for we all know better, but I do mean to assert that the 
proportion was very small. I rather take pride in my position that the greatest 
majority of the early settlers were of the hardy yeomanry of England, rather 
than from a socially higher class." * * * * " The use of arms is the very 
weakest of all evidence. I find them now on the old tombstones where it is 
certain that the individual buried had not the slightest claim to them. The 
very tombstones themselves are questionable evidence." Editor. 

Mussey. — In my investigations of this family — also spelled Mussall, Mussell, 
Mudgett, Mussy, Muzzey, Muzzye — I have failed to discover any records earlier 
than those of the brothers Abraham and John who took the oath of allegiance, 
26 March 1634, to pass to New England in the John and Mary. Of Abraham 
nothing further is known. John settled at Ipswich, Mass., in 1634, as did a 
Robert, who perhaps w r as a brother, and both had grants of land that year. 
Robert was made frcwmau in 1654. There was a Thomas at Cape Porpoise, 
Me., in 1663. 

John, who was born about 1610, moved to Salisbury, Mass., in 1640, married 

Lydia of Cape Porpoise, who was living in 1690, and was the progenitor 

of the Portland, Me., branch of the family. 

Hubert, who married Bridget Bradstreet, also went to Salisbury, thence to 
Pulling Point and Maiden, Mass. He bought land in Cambridge, that part ad- 
joining Lexington, Mass., and was the progenitor of the Lexington branch of 
the family. A type-written list of his descendants, collated by me, is deposited 
with the Lexington Historical Society. Wm. Tract Eustis. 

Brooklinc, Mass. 

1906.] Notes and Queries. 95 


Sanders, Taylor. — On page 381 of vol. 5 of Miclclletown, Conn., Land Rec- 
ords is entered a document, of which the following is an abstract : 

"To all Christon peple : know ye that I that haue passed by the name: of 
Willam Sandrs now in South-hamton am Taken to be Joseph Tayler formerly 
of South-hamton and haue declard that I am Joseph Tayler. and Chalend she 
that Now is the Wife of Samuel Biglow. to be my former Wife, and the estate 
that said Bigelow. Lieus on to be mine ; " 

He then quit claims to Bigelow all interest in the property for £10 conside- 

" In Witnees : and sett to my hand and sell this thord day of June in south 
hamton in year of our Lord 1730 — 

Ephraim : White ^ Willam his Sanders 

Ephraim Hildreth V O [seal] 

Dauid Roose J Josep mark taler 

June : 10 th 1730— 

Ephraim Hildreth & Dauid Roose did apear before Me one of his Maiesties 
Justices of the peace, and did make oath that the Witin instrument was the 
scubscribers fre and volantary act and Deed — 

Test Daniel Sayre Just—" 

" a True Record of the origenal Deed July : 6 : 1731 
Test. Joseph Rockwell Regist r " 

On the Town Records of Southampton, L. I., are entered the births, from 
February, 1722-3, to January, 1733-4, of five children of Samuel Bigelow: 
Abigail, Timothy, Mary, Isaac, and Samuel. 

In April, 1723, Samuel Bigelow, ship carpenter of Southampton, L. I., bought 
land in that part of Middletown, Conn., now the town of Chatham. 

In July, 1735, he made further purchases, and in September, 1736, had be- 
come a resident of Middletown. He made his will Oct. 14, 1748, which was 
probated eleven months later. In it he mentions his wife Mehetable, his five 
children, and " Elizabeth Spencer my Wifes Daughter." 

The Middletown records show the marriage of John Spencer and Elizabeth 
Taylor, November 4, 1741. She died January, 1807, aged 90. 

When and where was she born, and is there anything further known regard- 
ing her father, Joseph Taylor alias William Sanders? 

Middletown, Conn. Frank Farnsworth Starr. 

Hunter. — Correspondence is solicited with descendants of the following : 

William Hunter (son of Robert and Sarah), born in Colrain, Mass., 1743; 
married Mary Anderson, at New Braintree, Mass., 1775; died in Brookfield, 
Mass., 1803 or '4. 

Andrew Hunter (son of Robert and Sarah), born 1759 ; married first, Dorothy 
Howe, in 1782; married second, Mrs. Hannah Kelley ; died in Oakham, Mass., 

Sarah Hunter (daughter of Robert and Sarah), married Joseph Johnson, 
at New Braintree, Mass., 1768. 

Robert Hunter, Jr., lived in New Braintree, Mass., between 1771 and 1782, 
and believed to have removed to Windham Co., Vt., where he was living in 

Amos Hunter (son of William and Mary), born in New Braintree, Mass., 
1781; married Hannah Lincoln of Oakham, Mass., 1810; died in Oakham, 1849. 

Ira Hunter (son of William and Mary), born in Brookfield, Mass., 1790. 

Eli Hunter (son of William and Mary) . 

Luther Hunter (son of Andrew and Dorothy), born in North Brookfield, 
Mass., 1789; married Betsey Lincoln of Oakham, Mass., 1813; died in Oakham, 

Lucy Hunter, who married Dr. Cheeny Potter, May, 1806, both of Brook- 

Sarah Hunter of New Braintree, Mass., who married John Potter 2d, of 
Brookfield, Jan., 1808. 

And the following Hunters (children of Amos and Hannah), all born in Oak- 
ham, Mass. : Daniel T., born 1811 ; Levi L., born 1813 ; Ira, born 1814 ; Maryan, 
born 1816; Amos H., born 1818; Louise L., born 1820; George E., born 1823; 
Martha L. , born 1826. George Hunter. 

Elgin, III. 

96 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

Adams-Alexander. — Capt. Stephen Adams, born 1702, son of William 
Adams of Henniker, N. II., married Abi, born 1791, daughter of Jonas Alexan- 
der of Henniker. Their first child, William, was born in 1810. When and 
Where did their marriage take place? * * * 

Adams.— Who were the parents of Abigail Adams, probably of Boston, who 
married, May 12, 1775, Enoch James of Boston and Hingham, and died Apr. 3, 
1783? She was a sister of Dorcas Adams, who married Benjamin Silsbee of Sa- 
lem, and who, dying young, left two children to be brought np by their uncle 
Enoch James. It is said that Abigail Adams was twice married before her mar- 
riage to Enoch James, first to Darracut, and second to Hart. 

Abigail Adams was born about 1755. 

Eaton. — Who were the parents of Anna Eaton who married John Butler of 
Connecticut, probably soon after the Revolution? 

Corlis. — Who were the parents of George Corlis of Providence, born Dec. 
25, 1717, who married Mrs. Waitstill (Rhodes) Brown, and died June 16, 1790? 
He was a sea captain, and said to have been from Cape Cod. 

51 Haller Building, Seattle, Wash. Walter B. Beals. 

Cook. — What was the ancestry of Josiah Cook, who with wife Hannah joined 
the church in Middle Haddam, Ct., Oct. 4, 1741, having children Elizabeth, Josiah, 
Elijah, and Joshua baptized at the same time, and whose children, born subse- 
quently, were Moses, Mercy, Hannah, Rhoda, and Richard, the latter born Mch. 
17, 1753? F. J. Cooke. 

22 oh, West Kennedy St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Gilbert. — Ancestry wanted of Moses Gilbert, who died in Brandon, Vt., in 
1803, aged 81. Also, name and ancestry of his wife. Was she Mehitabel 

Bethiah, wife of Abraham Gilbert (son of above Moses), died Nov. 25, 1830. 
Further information is desired concerning her. 

Univ. of Chicago Library, Chicago, III. Clarence Almon Torrey. 

Street. — Emery's " Ministry of Taunton, Mass.," vol. 1, page 157, says that 
Rev. Nicholas Street, the early minister there, married a sister of Elizabeth 
Pole, the foundress of the place. Waters's " Gleanings," vol. 2, pp. 925-7, 
gives the wills of Elizabeth Pole's father and grandfather, and notes the 
names of her sisters and their husbands, but the name Street does not appear. 
Can any one prove Emery's statement? Murray E. Poole. 

Ithaca, N. Y. 


Nelson {ante, vol. 59, page 329).— Oyster River, a parish of Dover [N. H.], 
was incorporated as Durham in 1732. It had been made a parish in 1651 ; sep- 
arated in 1G75 ; incorporated in 1716. It had suffered severely during the Indian 
wars, the enemy frequently committing depredations within its limits." (Mc- 
Clintock's " History of New Hampshire," Boston, 1888, page 176.) 

Full notices of " Oyster River " and " Oyster River Garrisons " will be found 
in Thompson's "Landmarks in Ancient Dover, N. H.," Durham, N. H., 1892, 
pages 168-189, including mention of Capt. John Woodman and his garrison, 
pages 179-180. 

In "William Furber's Account, Ferriage," in "New Hampshire State Pa- 
pers," Manchester, 1889, Vol. XVII., page GGS, an entry has been found of fer- 
riage "in June: 95: by the governor orders Mr. Nathenell ares and mathew 
Nellsonn with too men more and horses passing over." This ferriage in June, 
1695 — from another entry in the Account, " for passing of foot soldiers to oyes- 
ter Rever to keep garisoun at Sundrey times, Eighty three" — was doubtless at 
Oyster River. 

" Math Nelson" in June, 1678, was a resident of Portsmouth, N. TI., and in 
1698 seals were assigned to " Mathew Nelson " and to " Mathew Nelson's wife" 
in the Meeting House, Portsmouth. (Brewster's "Rambles about Ports- 
mouth, " First Series, Portsmouth, N. II., 1859, pages 60 and 64-65.) 

Portsmouth, N. II. J. F. 

1906.] JSTotes and Queries. 97 

Capt. John Woodman, of Oyster River, Dover (now Durham), N. H., will 
be found on page 366 of " Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury," with cor- 
rections and additions on page 822. David W. Hoyt. 

Providence, B. I. 

Historical Intelligence. 

Purleigh Church. — An appeal is made to Americans for the restoration of 
the fine tower and the hanging of the peal of bells of this Church, at an esti- 
mated cost of .£600 ($3000), to commemorate the connection with George Wash- 
ington, President of the United States, whose ancestor Rev. Lawrence Wash- 
ington was Rector of Purleigh, 1632-1643. Donations of any amount will be 
thankfully received, and may be sent to the Rector, Rev. R. T. Love, Purleigh 
Rectory, Maldon, co. Essex, England, or to Gen. James Grant Wilson, Buck- 
ingham Hotel, New York City. 

Sherburne Genealogy. — The genealogy of the Sherburne family, prepared 
by the late William Sherburne and Edward Raymond Sherburne, the early 
generations of which, in condensed form, were contributed to the Register 
(vols. 58 and 59), will be published during the next year. For information 
concerning it, address Frank S. Sherburne, 363 Marlborough St., Boston, Mass. 

The following copy of a circular issued by the State of New Hampshire will 
be of interest : 

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Vital Statistics. 

To Perfect the Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths. 

Instructions : — 

Purpose of the Law. — The action of the last legislature emphasizes the fact 
that it is the policy of the state to secure, for the purpose of safety, record 
and ready reference, every record, or part of record, or scrap of personal his- 
tory, connected with the births, marriages and deaths that have taken place in 
this state. Nearly one million such records are now on file in the Department 
of Vital Statistics, alphabetically arranged and grouped by family names, so 
that an individual record may be found in a moment. 

It is intended to add to this group all the records in the possession of the 
towus and cities of the state not hitherto reported, as provided for in chapter 
21, Laws of 1905. 

Occasional losses of town records by fire and other causes, and the greater 
convenience of having a central office for all such records, always available to 
any individual in the state, upon application, without expense, and the fact that 
such records are becoming more valuable each year, and are sought for legal, 
personal, genealogical, historical and other purposes, makes it a matter of great 
importance that the provisions of this law be most carefully and conscientiously 
carried out. 

Betums Made. — In 1849 the legislature enacted a law requiring births, mar- 
riages and deaths, to be returned annually by town clerks to the secretary of 
state. The first returns under this law were made in March, 1851. Some towus 
complied with the provisions of the law, others did not, and it is apparent that 
no attempt was made to enforce it by state authorities. It therefore follows 
that for a period of years, or for certain individual years, many towns made no 
report. All such will be required to complete the records under the law of last 

Old Town Becords. — We have examined some of the old town records, and 
have also received reports concerning them from several town clerks, all of 
which shows that in order to ascertain all the records of births, marriages and 
deaths in the possession of the towns, it will be necessary for the clerks to 
examine, page by page, these earlier books, as frequently the record of a family, 
or of a marriage or a birth, was inserted in the town records wherever con- 
venient, not infrequently interspersed with other town matters, sometimes en- 
tered on the margin of a leaf, or on the fly-leaf, etc, so that a most careful 
search will be necessary to find all these entries. Many of them are very in- 
complete, marriages giving only the name of the bride and the groom, and the 

98 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

date of marriage, and a birth record, not infrequently giving only the name of 
the father ; but no matter how meagre and fragmentary the records may be, 
each should be copied, and will constitute an individual record under the law. 

How the Work ivill be Done. — In order to assist in the work of collecting 
these records, the registrar of vital statistics will request the returns to be 
made for stated periods, the first dating from the proprietor's records or the 
incorporation of the town down to a certain date, which will be stated. The 
second call for records will be from the latter date to a subsequent one, and so 
on until the work is completed. -Town clerks will, therefore, be requested to 
take up the work in chronological order, as stated. 

Each individual record must be made on a separate card (yellow) ; must give 
whatever data are found in their proper places ; each must be signed by the 
town clerk, and be dated. The records may be transmitted to the Department 
of Vital Statistics at any time, preferable as often as once a month. A blank 
card (a few of which will be furnished with the record cards) must be filled, 
giving the number, each, of births, marriages, and deaths so returned, and the 
years covered in the search. When received at the Department of Vital Sta- 
tistics, a receipt, which will be the town clerk's voucher for his fees, will be 
forwarded by mail. It is necessary that the transmittal blank be properly filled, 
in order that a statement of the work may be incorporated in the receipt. 

Compensation. — The law provides that the town clerk shall receive five cents 
for each record returned in accordance with the law. This fee is not to be re- 
garded as a part of his annual salary, nor to be accounted for in any way to the 
town other than by the presentation of the receipt from the Department of Vi- 
tal Statistics, showing that the work has been done in accordance with the pro- 
visions of the Public Statutes. 

No act of the town requiring the clerk to turn all fees into its treasury can 
apply in this case. The compensation is for a specific work required by the 
state, and no act can deprive the town clerk of that fee. 

It is possible that the sum allowed will scarcely pay for the time required to 
make a careful search of the earlier town records, but later in this work the 
records of certain years will be called for which most towns now have entered 
upon special books, so that they can be readily copied, without research, and 
will prove remunerative, so that, taken as a whole, the town clerks will be rea- 
sonably well paid for their services. 

Special Notice. — Black ink must be used in all cases. No hand stamps will be 
allowed. Each name must be written so plainly that every letter can be made 
out. The cards must be kept neat and clean. Any question on the card that 
cannot be answered should be left blank. The cards must not be folded. The 
cards should not be numbered. Transmit the records to the Department of Vi- 
tal Statistics in long envelopes, by mail or express, prepaid. Additional blanks 
will be furnished upon application. 

If there is anything not perfectly clear, or is not fully understood, the regis- 
trar of vital statistics will be glad to explain or to give further information at 
any time. We trust that everyone who has to do with this work will have a 
conscientious regard for exactness and accuracy, and may realize fully its im- 
dortance to the state. 

Concord, N. H., July, 1905. (Signed) Irving A. Watson, Bcgistrar. 

Note. — We have found that in some instances the certificates of births, mar- 
riages and deaths returned to the town clerk by the officiating clergymen and 
physicians were not recorded on the books, but put away in packages or into 
pigeon holes. All of these must be copied and returned. A return must be 
made of every record, no matter how it may have been kept, for the years called 
for by the registrar of vital statistics. 

Genealogies in Preparation.— Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the \J. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence, and death. When there are more than one 
Christian name, they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full name is known. 

1906.] Booh Notices. 99 

Bishop. — W. W. Cone, Brandsville, Mo., and George A. Root, Topeka, Kas., 
would be glad to receive information relating to the Bishop families in America. 

Cass. — Alfred Cass, 271 West Rittenhouse Street, Germantown, Phila., Penn., 
is compiling a general history of the Cass family, and would be glad to corre- 
spond with members of that family or any persons who have knowledge of 
the ancestors of John Cass of Hampton, N. H., who died in 1675. 

Smith. — Carroll F. Smith, 192 Lancaster St., Albany, N. Y., has in course of 
preparation a historical sketch and genealogical record of the descendants of 
Henry Smith and his children, John, Henry, Daniel, Judith, and Elizabeth, who 
came in the "Diligent" from co. Norfolk, England, toHingham, Mass., in 1638, 
whence Henry Smith and his sons Henry and Daniel and daughter Elizabeth re- 
moved to Rehoboth about 1643. He desires to enter into correspondence with 
representatives of this family. 


[The editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by mail.] 

Eliab Alden, of Middleborough, Massachusetts, and Cairo, New York. His Alden 
Ancestors and Descendants. Compiled by Charles Henry Alden, M.D., 
United States Army, Retired. Boston. Printed for Private Circulation. 
1905. Large 8vo. pp. 55. 111. 

Eliab was of the family of John the Pilgrim. The compiler says that, so far 
as he is aware, no one of Eliab's descendants has been omitted. Persons and 
places are indexed. 

The Allen Memorial. First Series. Descendants of Edward Allen of Nantucket, 
Mass. 1690-1905. By Orrin Peer Allen, Palmer, Mass. Palmer, Mass. : 
Press of C. B. Fiske & Co. 1905. 8vo. pp. 123. 111. Price $2.50. Apply to 

This genealogy, which is arranged on the Register plan, contains all the 
descendants of Edward Allen excepting a few families whose records it has 
been impossible to discover. The appendix comprises the ancestry of the 
wives of the Allen ancestors of the author, their names being Coleman, Gaskel, 
Skiff, Coffin, Cady, and Doolittle. Good indexes are added. 

Genealogical Chart of Balch Family of New England. Showing Male Lines of 
Descent from the First Colonist, John Balch, to the Grandparents of the Present 
Generations. Copyright, 1905, by Samuel W. Balch, 67 Wall St., New York. 
3 ft. 6 in. by 1 ft. 9 in. 

History and Genealogy of the Descendants of Clement Corbin of Muddy River 
(Brookline), Mass., and Woodstock, Conn. With Notices of Other Lines of 
Corbins. Compiled by Rev. Harvey M. Lawson, Ph.B., B.D. Hartford 
Press : The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 378. 111. 
Price, in half Russia, $5.00; full cloth, $4.00. 

The branches of the Corbin family included in this genealogy, besides the pos- 
terity of Clement Corbin, are those in western Connecticut, Dutchess Co., N. 
Y., and Vermont. Military services, from King Philip's War to the War of the 
Rebellion, are carefully recorded. Both as a genealogy and as a collection of 
biographies the work gives evidence of the pains bestowed upon it. The book 
is well printed, and is bound in cloth and Russia. There are sixty-five full- 
page portraits, besides other pictures. Following an excellent index are blank 
leaves for insertion of records. 

* All of the unsigned reviews are written bv Mr. Frederick Willard Parke of Boston. 

100 Boole Notices. [Jan. 

New England Cox Families. By Rev. John H. Cox, of West Harwich, Mass. 
No. 17, 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 135-142. Trice 25 cts. 

Tables of Descendants of William Gumming, of Frederick County, Maryland. 
Compiled and arranged by Montgomery Cumming, Washington, D. C, July 
1st, 1905. Chart. 3 ft. 10 in. by 2 ft. 6 In. 

William Cumming was born near Inverness about 1725, married Sarah Cop- 
page, became a large landed proprietor in Frederick Co., and died in March, 

Davis Ancestral Chart. [By JosKrn Gardner Bartlett.] 3 ft. 1 in. by 2 ft. 
6 in. 

This blue print gives the ancestors and children of William Davis, Jr., of 
Roxbury and Boston, who died 27 April, 18G5, and of his wife, Maria Davis, 
who died 29 April, 1870. 

History of the Fanning Family. A Genealogical Record to 1900 of the Descend- 
ants of Edmund Fanning the Emigrant Ancestor in America, who settled in 
Connecticut in 1653. To which is prefixed a General Account of the Fanning 
Family in Europe from Norman times, 1197, to the Cromwellian Confiscations, 
1652-3. By Walter Frederic Brooks. Illustrated with Plates and Maps. 
In Two Volumes. AVorcester, Massachusetts. Privately printed for the 
Compiler. 1905. Royal 8vo. pp. xvi-f-872. Price $20.00. Subscriptions to 
be sent to the Author, 54 Queen St., Worcester, Mass. 

These very beautiful volumes are the product of fifteen j^ears of labor both in 
this country and abroad. An account of the family in Ireland from the twelfth 
to the middle of the seventeenth century is given, as well as a record of ten gene- 
rations of the descendants of Edmund Fanning in this country, which includes 
the descendants of Capt. James Fanning who settled in Long Island about 1715. 
Lists of those who performed military service from the Colonial to the Civil 
War will be found especially helpful. Mr. Franklin P. Rice, so well known 
for his historical work in Worcester County, has supervised the books typo- 
graphically, and in addition to the pleasure thus afforded there are more than 
fifty illustrations in steel plate, photogravure, engravings in color, with maps 
and plans. The volumes are bound in half moroco with uncut edges and gilt 
top and printed on paper made for this work. Three full indexes are given. 

Memorials of the Family of Forbes of Forbesfield. With Notes on Connected 
Morgans, Duncans and Fergusons. By Alexander Forbes. Aberdeen : The 
King's Printers. 1905. 4to. pp. 134. 111. 

The body of this work consists of records of the Forbes of Forbes, Pitsligo, 
Newe, New Balgonen, and Forbesfield, with nearly fifty pages of "Forbes 
Appendices." The extensive index is general. The appearance of the book, 
which is in pamphlet form, is fine. 

Major Alpin's Ancestors aud Descendants. [By P. J. Anderson.] Aberdeen. 
Privately printed. 1904. 4to. pp. 32. 111. 

The " Major Alpin" of this sketch was Alpin Grant, wdiose ancestry is traced 
to the Grants of Glenmoriston, Scotland. Among his descendants the names of 
Mackay, Fraser, and Cameron are prominent. The pamphlet is beautifully 
printed and illustrated. No index. 

Genealogy of the Greely -Greeley Family. By George Hiram Greeley. Bos- 
ton, Mass*. 1905. 8vo. pp. 911. 111. 

This genealogy comprises solely the descendants of Andrew Greele of Salis- 
bury, Mass. It is not to be regarded as a history of the family, as biographical 
notices are too infrequent among the fourteen thousand descendants here re- 
corded. As a genealogy it is apparently as exhaustive as works of this nature 
can be made. There are sixteen illustrations, nearly all portraits. It is well 

Samuel Griffin of New Castle County on Delaware, Planter ; and His Descendants 
to the Seventh Generation. Compiled and published by Thomas Hale 
Streets, M.D., U. S. N. Philadelphia, Pa. 1905. 8vo. pp. 235. 
This well-printed book may be called a family history, so abundant are the 

1906.] Booh Notices. 101 

biographical sketches. No attempt, however, is made to trace the history in 
"Welsh records. The volume is carefully indexed. On the cover is the title, 
11 Some Allied Families of Kent County, Delaware. Number Two." 

The Pedigree of William Griffith, John Griffith and Griffith Griffiths (sons of 
Griffith John, of the Parish of Llanddewi Brefi, in the County of Cardigan, 
South Wales, Great Britain), who removed to the County of Chester, Pennsyl- 
vania, in the early part of the xviiith Century. Compiled in South Wales, Great 
Britain, by Thomas Allen Glenn. One Hundred Copies privately printed. 
Phila. 1905. 4to. pp. ix+85. 

The concluding paragraph of the preface of this genealogy is so remarkable 
that we copy it, as best showing the character of the work : " The compiler, 
having been practically unlimited by his principal in the matter of expenditure, 
can conscientiously state that no record likely to cast even a side light upon 
the subject has rested unexamined, and, finally, the following pedigree has 
been compiled from Family Archives, existing Official Records as cited or set 
forth at large, and from the ancient Welsh Authorities, some in one time, some 
in another, so that no man hereafter may either augment it or lessen it, or form 
a new pedigree or lose the old." It is only to the "Welsh portion of the pedigree 
that this applies ; the author does not consider himself responsible for the Penn- 
sylvania section, as that has been supplied by members of the family. There 
are several facsimilies, and paper and type are excellent. There is no index. 

A Becord of the Descendants of Simon Henry (1766-1854), and Bhoda Parsons 
(1774-1847), His Wife. With Appendices containing some Account of their 
Ancestry and of Collateral Lines. Being a Contribution towards a Comprehen- 
sive Genealogy of the Descendants of Sergt. John Henry, Freeman of Topsjield, 
Mass., 1690. By Frederick Augustus Henry, A.M., LL.B. Cleveland: 
Press of J. B. Savage. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 65. 111. Price $3.00 net, post- 
age and packing 15 cts. extra. Apply to Printer or Author, Cleveland, O. 

Of this excellently printed and finely illustrated volume it is only necessary 
to say that it amply fulfils the statement of the title-page, and has a thorough 
index of persons. 

The Early Hildreths of New England. By Arthur Hildreth. Read before 
the Reunion of the Hildreth Family, at Chelmsford, June 16, 1894. Privately 
printed. Copies can be obtained of the Author, Pierce Building, Copley 
Square, Boston. [Boston, n. d.] 16mo. pp. 60. 

This little book relates to Richard Hildreth and his children. He was the 
ancestor of the New England Hildreths, and a character worthy of this ani- 
mated sketch. There is no index. 

Hills Family Genealogical and Historical Association. Eleventh Annual Beport 
of the Directors. [Boston. 1905.] 8vo. pp. 13. 

Captain Edward Johnson, of Woburn, Massachusetts, and Some of his Descend- 
ants. By Edward Francis Johnson. Boston : Press of David Clapp & 
Son. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 53. 

This interleaved volume contains genealogical records only, extended biogra- 
phical sketches having been excluded as not comporting with the design of the 
publication. The compiler vouches that all the statements he has admitted are 
accurate. There is a fine index. It should be mentioned that the greater part 
of the first twenty -nine pages has appeared in the Register, Jan., April, and 
July, 1905. 

The Lines Family. By Donald Lines Jacobus, of New Haven, Conn. [Re- 
printed from The Connecticut Magazine, April, 1905. New Haven. 1905.] 
Large 8vo. pp. 15. 

The New Haven family oi Lines is descended from Henry and Ralph Lines, 
supposed to be brothers. 

William Luddington of Maiden, Mass., and East Haven, Conn., and his Descend- 
ants. By James Shepard. Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 1904. 
Large 8vo. pp. 13. 

This is a reprint from the Register, for Jan., 1904. 

102 Book Notices. [Jan. 

TJie Historical Journal of the More, Family. JVos. 11, 12. June, Aug., 1905. 
Seattle, Washington. 4to. pp. 153-191. 111. 

Morse Genealogy, comprising the Descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William, and 
Joseph Morse, and John Moss. Being a Revision of the Memorial of the Morses, 
published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850. Compiled by J. Howard Morse 
and Miss Emily W. Leavitt, under the Auspices of the Morse Society. 
Section Two. New York. 1905. 8vo. Variously paged. 

This section begins with Ephraim 5 Morse, No. 370, and ends with Chester 6 
Moss, No. 1087. 

The Record of my Ancestry. By Charles L. Newhall. Addenda et Corri- 
genda, [n. p., 1905.] 8vo. pp. 16. 

Palmer Groups. John Melvin of Charlestoion and Concord, Mass., and his De- 
scendants. Gathered and arranged for Mr. Lowell Mason Palmer of New 
York. By Miss Emily Wilder Leavitt. Private printed. Boston : Press 
of David Clapp & Son. 1901-1905. 4to. pp. x+450-j-xl. 

In 1901 there appeared a volume by Miss Leavitt entitled " Groups of Palmer 
Families from Walter Palmer of Charlestown and Rehoboth, Mass., Stoning- 
ton,Conn." This is reprinted here, and occupies two hundred and eighteen 
pages. Then follows " The Melvin Line," traced through live generations, suc- 
ceeded by the "Spencer Line," "Rhode Island Ancestry," "Colonial Propo- 
siti, " " Colonial Records," and forty-two pages of index. Two charts are 
inserted, viz., " Melville of Melville," and " Melville of Raith." Very notice- 
able is the abundance of biography, scarcely a page of mere genealogy occurring 
throughout the volume, while the " Rhode Island Ancestry" is wholly a series 
of biographical sketches. Nothing better could be desired than the style of 
print and paper, and the binding is attractive. 

Dedication of Bowlders and Tablets to John Roundy and James Candage, a 
Founder, and an Early Settler of Bluehill, Maine, with Memorial Addresses 
by R. G. F. Candage, Esq., of Brookline, Mass., at Blue Hill Neck, Aug. 22, 
1905. Ellsworth, Me. : Hancock Co. Publishing Company, Printers. 1905. 
8vo. pp. 21. 111. 

Not a little genealogical information is contained in these addresses, the sec- 
ond of which, it is expressly stated, is based " on the town records, tradition 
and personal recollection." 

Savery and Severy Genealogy (Savory and Savary). A Supplement to the Gene- 
alogical and Biographical Record, published in 1893, comprising Families 
omitted in that Work, and other Notes, Additions and Corrections; being a 
Continuation of the Notes, Additions, and Corrections in the Original Work 
from page xx. By the Author, A. W. Savary, A.M. Boston : The Fort 
Hill Press, Samuel Usher, 176-184 High St. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 58. 111. 
Price $1.50, with 12 cts. for postage and wrapper. Original Work with Sup- 
plement bound up with it, 324+xx pp. and 25 illustrations, $5.00, with 25 cts. 
for postage, etc. 

Twelve years of research were required to produce the results embodied in 
this volume, which are, briefly stated, additional particulars respecting the 
name in Wiltshire, England, corrections of all ascertained mistakes in the 
original work, the connection with their proper lines of heretofore unattached 
families, newly found "Mayflower" pedigrees, and facts concerning Quakers 
of the name. The four illustrations are portraits. The book has two indexes. 

Shannon Genealogy. Genealogical Record and Memorials of One Branch of the 
Shannon Family in America. Compiled by George E. Hodgdon. Roches- 
ter, N. Y. 1905. Square 4to. pp. xxxi-4-578. 111. 

The Shannons whose records are comprised in fJiis volume are descendants 
of Nathaniel Shannon who came from the North of Ireland to Boston in 1687. 
In the Introduction is to be found the lineage, for sixteen generations, of the 
founder of the family, while in the "Genealogy" there are eight generations 
from the " Emigrant Ancestor." There are thirteen appendices consisting of 
correspondence, wills, petitions, affidavits, genealogies, and other valuable ma- 
terial. The illustrations are numerous and flue, besides which there are many 

1906.] Booh Notices. 103 

facsimiles of autographs, private papers and public documents, together with 
a dozen tabular charts. The biographies are frequent, and many of them of 
extraordinary length. The print is excellent, the margins wide, and the bind- 
ing substantial. There are two tables of index. 

The English Ancestors of the Shippen Family, and Edward Shippen of Philadel- 
phia. By Thomas Willing Balch. Reprinted from the Pennsylvania Mag- 
azine of History and Biography, Oct. 1904. Philadelphia. 1904. Large 8vo. 
pp. 20. 111. 

Edward Shippen was a descendant of William Shippen of Methley, York- 
shire, Eng., and first settled in Boston, acquiring great wealth there before re- 
moving, in consequence of persecution for Quakerism, to the Quaker Province, 
where he won distinction in public life. 

Thomas Steel, of Boston, and Some of His Descendants. 1664-1905. Also in- 
cluding the Family and American Ancestry of Samuel and Olive {Fierce) Steele, 
Pioneers of Koshkonong , Wis., 1842. Also the Families of Laura J. and 
Louisa L. (Pierce) Arkins, of Denver, Colorado. Prepared and Published by 
George W. Steele. Times-Mirror Printing and Binding House, Los An- 
geles, Cal. 1905. 12mo. pp. xx-f-54. 111. 

This genealogy is confined mainly to the ancestry of the author, collateral 
lines being disregarded. Though covering so few pages, the fine print gives a 
great deal of matter in little space. The book is well made and indexed. 

Genealogical Chart showing a part of the American Ancestry of Adelaide Bere- 
man Walton. Prepared with loving care by her Father [Charles Strong 
Walton]. Los Angeles, Cal. 1905. 2 ft. 4 in. by 1 ft. 9£ in. 

Genealogy of the Westervelt Family. Compiled by the late Walter Tallman 
Westervelt. Revised and edited by Wharton Dickinson. New York : 
Press of Tobias A. Wright. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. vii-f-175. 111. Price $5.00. 
Address T. A. Wright, 150 Bleeker St., New York. 

The editor of Mr. Westervelt's work says it is clone " in such a thorough and 
careful manner that the Editor has not deemed it necessary to alter the same in 
any material way or manner." A short sketch of the family in Holland pre- 
cedes the American records. The book is splendid in appearance, and has a 
complete index. 

Genealogy of the Descendants of John White, of Wenham and Lancaster, Mass., 
1638-1905. In Three Volumes. By Almira Larkin White of Haverhill, 
Mass. Vol. III. Haverhill, Mass. : Press of Nichols, " The Printer." 1905. 
8vo. pp. 755. 111. Price $5.00; after Jan. 1, 1906, $7.00. 

The second volume of this work, published in 1900, is in a sense continued 
by the present volume, since both consist of branches of the family from the 
fifth generation until to-clay. The book is printed on good paper, is well bound 
in cloth, finely illustrated, and completely indexed. 

Some of the Ancestors and Children of Nathaniel Wilson, Esq., who was born 
Oct. 10, 1808, at Pelham, N. H., and died March 15, 1864, at Lawrence, Mass. 
Compiled by Henry Winthrop Hardon, A.M.. LL.B. [60 Wall St., N. Y. 
City. 1905.] Chart. 2 ft. l£ in. by 1 ft. Qh in. 

The Woods-McAfee Memorial, containing an Account of John Woods and James 
McAfee of Ireland, and their Descendants in America. Copiously illustrated 
with Maps drawn expressly for this Work, and embellished with one hundred 
and fifty handsomely engraved Portraits, Scenes, etc. By Rev. Neander 
M. Woods, D.D., LL.D. With an Introduction by Hon. Reuben T. Dur- 
rett, A.M., LL.D., of Louisville, Ky. Louisville, Ky. : Courier-Journal Job 
Printing Co. 1905. Square 4to. pp. xiii+503. Price, full cloth, $5.00; half 
Morocco, gilt, $7.00; full Morocco, gilt, $10.00. Address Courier-Journal, 

The title-page further states that in this volume, " besides considerable new 
matter bearing on Virginia and Kentucky history, will be found mention of the 
families of Adams, Alexander, Armstrong, Behre, Bennett, Birkhead, Boone. 
Borden, Bowyer, Bruce, Buchanan, Butler, Caperton, Campbell, Clark, Coatse, 
Crawford, Curry, Daingerfield, Daviess, Dedman, Duncan, Dunne, Durrett, 

104 Booh Notices, [Jan. 

Forsyth, Foster, Gacliet, Gooch, Gooclloe, Goodwin, Guthrie, Hale, Harris, 
Henderson, -Johnston, Lapsley, McFarlane, Macgowan, Magoffin, McCoun, Mc- 
Dowell, McKaraey, Phillips, lleid, Rlckeubaugh, Rogers, Koyster, Shelby, 
Sampson, Speed, Suddartli, Taylor, Todd, Thompson, Varner, Wade, Walker, 
Wallace, White, Williamson, Wood, Wylie, Young, and five hundred oth- 
ers. . . Also some hitherto unpublished documents which constitute a valu- 
able contribution to the pioneer history of Virginia and Kentucky." 

Herbert Cornelius Andrews. 1883-1905. Genealogist and Ileraldist. [Lom- 
bard, 111. 1905.] Portrait. 

A biographical sketch, funeral addresses, correspondence, and verse consti- 
tute the memorial of one who, though young, was an authority on genealogy 
and heraldry, and, as a member of this Society and several other similar organ- 
izations, was recognized as one of great ability in the work of his choice. 

Philip Augustus Chase : A Memorial Sketch of the First President of the Lynn 
Historical Society. By C. J. II. WOODBURY. Reprinted from the Register of 
the Society. 1904. Large 8vo. pp. 14. Portrait. 

Mr. Chase was a shoe manufacturer who, after acquiring wealth,' devoted 
himself in various ways to the welfare of his native town. 

In Memory of Elisha Slade Converse. Published by the City of Maiden, Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts. Large 8vo. pp. 30. 111. 

This sumptuous pamphlet contains addresses made at the " Converse Memo- 
rial " held in honor of Mayor Converse, in Maiden, Dec. 14, 1904, among the 
speakers on which occasion were Judge William Schofleld, Rev. Richard Neagle, 
and Hon. John D. Long. 

Gen. Charles W. Darling, 31. A., Corresponding Secretary of the Oneida Hist. 
Soc. Bom Oct. 11,1830. Died June 22, 1905. Broadside. [Utica. 1905.] 

Major General Michael Farly. Ipswich, Mass. 1720-1789. [Ipswich. 1905.] 
8vo. pp. 4. 

This sketch consists chiefly of extracts from Felt's History of Ipswich. 

George Trumbull Hartshorn. 1860-1905. n. p. ; n. d. 8vo. pp. 2. 

Mr. Hartshorn was a chemist by profession, but his tastes were various, lead- 
ing him to join several organizations, among them this Society. 

Francis Edward Howard, n. d. ; n. p. Small 8vo. pp. 81. 111. 

The Hon. Francis E. Howard was born and died in West Bridgewater, Mass., 
and was its most prominent citizen. This memorial contains, besides the " Fu- 
neral Service," " Memorial Addresses," " Personal Tributes," " Tributes of the 
Press," " Letters" and " Resolutions." 

Captain Myles Standish. By Tudor Jemks. New York: The Century Co. 1905. 
12mo. pp. viii-f-250. 111. 

A life of Captain Standish is necessarily little else than the history of the 
Pilgrims from the time of their landing at Plymouth to the date of his death, 
in 1656. Of the career of the Captain previous to his association with the Pil- 
grims we have the scantiest information. This book furnishes quite a history 
of the Pilgrim colony, preceded by exceedingly fine chapters on the " England 
of the Pilgrims," " The Separatists," and "The Standish Family." The char- 
acterization of Standish seems a correct one, and it is written in a very clear 

Clara Louise Stewart. A Tribute. Printed for Arthur Collins Stewart, Boston, 
Mass. n. d. 12mo. pp. 31. Portrait. 

Mrs. Stewart was born in Providence, R. I., in 1834, and died in Boston, 
April 1, 1903. She married, for her second husband, James Stewart, M.D., of 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Catdlogo Biogrdfico de la Casa de Thayer de Braintree. Por Luis Thayer 
Ojkda (Es Propiedad). Santiago de Chile. 1904. 4to. pp. 73. 

This is a list of those of the " House of Thayer of Braintree " who have in 
any manner distinguished themselves. 

1906.] Booh Notices. 105 

In Memoriam. Laivrence Weldon. [Washington. 1905.] 4to. pp. 48. 

The contents of this memorial consist of the " Proceedings of a Meeting of 
the Members of the Bar of the Court of Claims, to take action upon the death 
of Judge Lawrence Weldon." Judge Weldon was for twenty-one years judge 
of the Court of Claims, and was first connected with the operations of Federal 
justice in the time of Lincoln. 

Becords of the Sheriff Court of Aberdeenshire. Edited by David Littlejohn, 

LL.D., Advocate in Aberdeen, Sheriff Clerk of Aberdeenshire. Volume 1. 

Records prior to 1600. Aberdeen : Printed for the University. 1904. 4to. 

pp. xlvi-f-476. 

This work consists of two parts, the first being " Records prior to 1600," the 
second, " Officials prior to 1600." The first part contains five volumes of " Diet 
Books " and one of " The Decree Books." The editorial treatment, with respect 
to each book, provides an introduction, a table of contents, and illustrative ex- 
amples. In the " Table of Contents" of the entire work the " Illustrative Ex- 
amples" are indexed. The " Officials " section is not a mere list of names, but 
a series of biographical sketches, though in mere outline. The verdict ex- 
pressed in the ll General Introduction " on the six books of part first is that the 
items of value to the legal antiquarian and genealogist will be found infrequent. 

A Brief Account of the English Beformed Church, Begijhof off Kalverstraat 130- 
132, Amsterdam. [Amsterdam.] n. d. 12mo. pp. 22. 111. Map. 

This church was founded about the year 1400, and to it is admitted anyone 
who understands English, of whatever nation he may be, provided his creed 
and morals are not in disagreement with the requirements for membership. 

Old Bridgewater, Mass., a Classic Town whose Early Learned Ministers were 
Moulders of New England Character. An Address delivered by Rev. Geokge 
A. Jackson, M.A., before the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, June 25, 
1904. Published by Edward Alden. Arthur H. Willis, Printer. 1905. 8vo. 
pp. 8. Price 10 cts. 

Though chiefly commemorative of religious activities, this address has not 
neglected other interests. 

The History of Concord, Massachusetts. Volume I. Colonial Concord. By Al- 
fred Sekeno Hudson. The Erudite Press. Concord, Massachusetts. 1904. 
8vo. pp. 496-4-xiii. III. Portraits. Map. 

The unique feature of this history is an entertaining Narrative which com- 
prises Part I., and portrays minutely the every-day life of the early settler of 
Concord, — his natural surroundings and the obstacles he had to overcome in 
order to make his home, his relations with the Indians, religious, civil, and so- 
cial life, superstitions, manners and dre»s. The author has employed both fic- 
tion and fact in order to produce this detailed pen-picture of colonial days. 

Part II. gives chronologically the annals of the town from 1635 to 1692, and 
furnishes brief biographical sketches of the original grantees. Many old or 
famous houses now standing are described and located, and photographs of 
most of them, with portraits of noted Concord people, are among the fine illus- 
trations which add to the pleasure derived from this well-printed, handsome 
volume. A good index is supplied. a. l. w. 

Old Dartmouth Historical Sketches. No. 10. Historical Associations in North 
Dartmouth. Historical Glimpses of Dartmouth Schools. Pilgrimage of the Old 
South Historical Society to Old Dartmouth. [New Bedford. 1905.] 4to. pp. 20. 

The Schools and Teachers of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1644-1904. By Carlos 
Slafter. Privately printed. Dedham Transcript Press. 1905. Large 8vo. 
pp. 330. 

The educational history of the town «* which was the first to establish and 
support a public free school by direct taxation " is here abundantly and accurate- 
ly detailed, the index of teachers who are noticed comprising a dozen pages. 
These notices are, in almost every case, biographical sketches which, in some 
instances, cover an entire page, — very thorough treatment, considering that the 
volume records the services of teachers who labored during a period of two 
hundred and- sixty years. The various subjects connected with the main theme 

106 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

of the book arc carefully indexed, and well show the interesting nature of the 
work. The volume is printed on heavy paper, and substantially bound in cloth. 

Souvenir <>f Farming ton, New Hampshire. Presented with the Compliments of 
the Farmington Old Home Week Association, Aug. 20, 1904. Farmington 
NewsPrint. [1904.] Oblong 32mo. pp. 30. 111. 

This historical and descriptive account of Farmington is accompanied by nu- 
merous and line illustrations. 

An Historical Address delivered at Groton, Massachusetts, July 12, 1905, by re- 
quest of the Citizens, on the Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth An- 
niversary of the /Settlement of the Town. By Samuel Abbott Green. Groton : 
1905. 8vo. pp. 52. 

The influence of charters, governors, and changing policies, through two 
and a half centuries, upon the origins and bounds of a frontier town are here 
traced with remarkable clearness. Dr. Green shows his abiding all'ection for 
Groton, his deep insight into New England character, his knowledge along 
many lines, and his intercourse with men. He describes a visit to the English 
Groton, and adds notes on other towns of the name, on Indian words, and on 
subjects of local interest. The address will be read with pleasure for its ac- 
curacy of historical detail, its breadth of view, and its touches of happy philos- 
ophy, c. K. B. 

Year Book. Parish of St. Paul's, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Easter, 1905. Hol- 
loway Bros., Printers. 12mo. pp. 116. 111. 

Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Part I. Historical. A history of the 
town from 1633 to 1700, containing the letters of Major Samuel Appleton, lists 
of soldiers in the Indian Wars, records and depositions of the Usurpation Period, 
and facsimiles of ancient documents, bearing many autographs of the early set- 
tlers. Part II. Houses and Lands. An account of the original grants of house 
lots and the successive owners of lands and houses, to the present time, illustrated 
with diagrams, ancient maps, and photographs of many ancient houses. With 
Seven Appendices. By Thomas Franklin Waters, President of the Ipswich 
Historical Society. The Ipswich Historical Society, Ipswich, Mass. 1905. 
Large 8vo. pp. 586. Hi. Portraits. Maps. Facsimiles. Apply to the Ipswich 
Historical Society, Ipswich, Mass. Price $5.00. Postage 35 cents. 

More than one kind of specialist, as well as the general student of history, 
will find here material of unusual interest and utility. Every aspect of the 
colonial development of the town has been carefully and scientifically investi- 
gated, and the results are presented in a well-made and well-printed book, with 
exceptionally beautiful illustrations. Specifications for building some of the 
old houses here photographed give us an insight into colonial architecture sel- 
dom obtained, and the witchcraft papers, early court records, military rolls and 
private letters are all valuable, but even more noticeable than these are the ab- 
stracts of land titles, extending from the original grantee to the present time. 
The appendices furnish a list of the first settlers, early inventories, letters of 
llev. Nathaniel Ward, Giles Firmin, Samuel Symonds, Sarah Goodhue, and the 
narrative of Rev. John Wise. The analytical index is excellent. a. l. w. 

Vital Statistics of the Town of Keene, New Hampshire, compiled from the Town 
accords, First Church and Family Records, the Original Fisher Record and the 
Newspapers. By Frank H. Wiiitcomb, City Clerk. Authorized by vote of 
the City Councils, June 1, 1905. Keene, N. H. Sentinel Printing Co. 1905. 
8vo. pp. 208. 

The marriage records in this volume extend from 1753 to 1854. The birth 
records are those contained in the first two record books of the town, to- 
gether with about a thousand which have been copied from family records. 
The death records are brought down to April, 1881. The announcement says 
that " this publication is the first of a scries of printed records of vital statis- 
tics of the town of Keene. It is expected that others will be issued in order to 
make all the records of a similar character available for public use to the year 
1888, when the city began to print them in the annual reports." 

Lexington Epitaphs. A Copy of Epitaphs in the Old Burying-Grounds of Lexing- 
ton, Massachusetts. By Francis II. Brown, M.D. The Lexington llistori- 

1906.] Booh Notices. 107 

cal Society. 1905. Square 8vo. pp. 169. Plans. 

The seven hundred and sixteen epitaphs here printed are from the Old Bury- 
ing-ground, in the rear of the Unitarian Church, and from the Bobbins Ceme- 
tery, in the East Village, and are exact transcripts. The addition of notes 
both of a genealogical and biographical character greatly increase the value of 
the work. Unstinted praise is due the compiler for thus preserving such in- 
teresting and valuable records. 

Report of the Celebration of the Centennial of the Incorporation of the Town of 
Marlborough [Conn.~\, Aug. 23d and, 25th, 1903. Compiled and published 
by Mary Hall. Hartford Press : The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. 
1904. 8vo. pp. 96. 111. Maps. 

This centennial was marked by the delivery of the usual historical sermon 
and addresses, containing important portions of the annals of Marlborough, 
rendered serviceable by an index of the report. 

History of the Maumee River Basin, from the Earliest Account to Its Organization 
into Counties. By Charles Elihu Slocum, M.D., Ph.D., LL.D. Illustrated. 
Published by tftfe Author, Defiance, Ohio. [1905.] 4to. pp. viii+638-f-xx. 

This is a work of the most thorough character, beginning with the geology 
of the region of which it treats, and its prehistoric inhabitants, and then pro- 
ceeding to narrate the first explorations, the various wars of which the Basin 
has been the theatre, including that of 1812, the subjects of the concluding 
chapters being treaties with the Indians and missionary activities among them, 
the present drainage system, the first American settlers, the organization of 
counties, the development of communication, public lands, schools and libraries. 
While agreeing with the author .that the actions of the aborigines should be 
related in the spirit of the historian and not of the sentimentalist, we doubt if 
everyone would describe their treatment by the government as " the ever mag- 
nanimous dealings with them of the United States." 

Ancient Middlesex. With brief Biographical Sketches of the Men who have served 
the County officially since its Settlement. By Levi S. Gould. Somerville 
Journal Print. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 336. 111. 

The contents of this finely printed and illustrated volume are described by 
the editor as a " collection of portraits and biographical sketches of faithful 
officials, considered worthy of preservation among the public archives and mu- 
nicipal libraries of the County." As to the number of portraits and facsimiles 
of signatures, the index of them covers nearly six pages. There are, in ad- 
dition, copies of the seals of more than fifty towns. The portraits, with the 
exception of those in the supplement, are full-page illustrations. 

Decoration Day, Peacham, Vt. May 30, 1905. Exercises at the dedication 
of Markers, Sons of the American Revolution, at the graves of the eleven 
Revolutionary soldiers in the Cemetery and old Graveyard. By Jane Eliza- 
beth Cowles. Peacham, Vt. [1905.] 16mo. pp. 12. 

This booklet contains sketches of the life and service of each of the soldiers 
whose graves were marked. 

The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass., with some Belated Families 
of adjoining towns and of York County, Maine. By David W. Hoyt. Part 
eleven (part six of volume II) . Providence, R. I. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 781- 

This is the concluding volume of this series, and the families recorded in it 
are Morrill, Morse, Muclgett, Monday, Mussey, Nichols, Page, Partridge, Peas- 
ley, Perkins, Philbrick, Pierce, Pike, Pressey, Purington, Quinby, Ring, Rolfe, 
Rowell, Rowlanclson, Sammon, Sargent, Severance, Sheparcl, Smith, Somes, 
Stanwood, Stanyan, Stevens, Stockman, Stowers, True, Trussell, Tucker, Tux- 
bury, Wait, Warner, Webster, Weed, Wells, Wheeler, Wheelwright, Whitridge, 
Whittier, Williams, Winsley, Woodin, "Woodman, Worcester, Worthen, Young- 

Shropshire Parish Register Society. Hereford. Vol. V. Part 2. Greete. Bed- 
stone. Vol. X. Part 1. Claverly (Part 1). July, 1905. [London.] 2 vols. 

108 Book Notices. [Jan. 

8vo. Variously paged. 

The Grecte and Bedstone records extend from 1GG3 to 1899 ; those of Claverly 
from 1668 to 1685. 

Shropshire Parish Register Society. July, 1905. Diocese of Lichfield. Vol. V, 
Part 2. Ruyton-in-the-Eleven-Towns. Leebotwood. Long nor. [London. 
1905.] 8vo. Variously paged. 

The Kuyton entries extend from 1719 to 1812; those of Longnor from 1586 to 
1812 ; those of Leebotwood from 1548 to 1812. 

The Ancient Crosses of Stortford. By J. L. Glasscock. Bishop's Stortford: 
Printed by A. Boardman & Son. 1905. 4to. pp. 32. 111. Maps. 

The author says that his design in writing this pamphlet is "To prove the 
existence of these ancient crosses by references from old documents ; to en- 
deavor to identify the sites they formerly occupied ; add to suggest reasons for 
the names they bore." After this method, six crosses are herein treated of. 

[No. 5.] Weymouth Historical Society. Wessagusset and Weymouth, an His- 
torical Address by Chakles Francis Adams, Jr., Delivered at .Weymouth % 
July 4, 1874, on the Occasion of the Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fif- 
tieth Anniversary of the permanent Settlement of the Town. Weymouth in its 
First Twenty Years, a Paper read before the Society by Gilbert Nash, No- 
vember 1, 1882. Weymouth Thirty Years Later, a Paper read by Charles 
Francis Adams, before the Weymouth Historical Society, September 23, 1904. 
Published by the Weymouth Historical Society. 8vo. pp. 16-4. 

This interesting and suggestive volume contains much to arrest attention. 
In his first address, Mr. Adams gave the history of Weymouth, but with no 
attempt to connect local events with other events elsewhere. Mr. Adams now 
recognizes that this was an error, and in his second address, prompted partly 
thereto by Mr. Nash, he shows that the real significance of the early years of 
Weymouth was the contest between Episcopacy and Puritanism, with the ulti- 
mate triumph of the latter. His thrust at Longfellow, and his vigorous pro- 
test against closing our eyes to the evils of the olden clays and against the undue 
prominence given to wars, will meet with a sympathizing response from those 
whose aim in studying history is to attain the truth. a. m. 

State of Connecticut. Public Document No. 41. Beport of the Temporary Ex- 
aminer of Public Records. 1904. Printed by order of the Legislature. 
Hartford Press : The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. 1904. Large 8vo. 
pp. 131. 111. 

{ This report shows that particular efforts have been made in forming a careful 
list of the Town and Probate records throughout the State, and is accompa- 
nied by recommendations regarding their preservation. A list of the ancient 
Court records, compiled under the supervision of the State Librarian and the 
Secretary of State, is also included in the report. Besides these, the report 
contains a list of Probate Districts, by the Librarian of the Conn. Hist. Society. 
The entire document is a labor of great importance, whose results will be in- 

Early Legislative Turmoils in New Jersey. By William Nelson. April, 1905. 
The American Magazine of History. With Notes and Queries. New York. 
Large 8vo. pp. 221-231. 

Mr. Nelson's paper helps to prove his assertion that they are deluded who 
suppose that human nature, and especially the nature of the politician, is less 
noble now than in the days of our patriotic forefathers. 

■Curious Features of some of the Early Notes or Bills used as a Circulating Medium 
in Massachusetts. By Andrew McFarland Davis. Reprinted from the 
Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Vol. X. Cambridge: 
John Wilson and Son : University Press. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 20. 

In the conclusion of this paper Mr. Davis says, "The development of the 
topic under consideration has not involved new investigation or original re- 
search, but the collation of these notes will facilitate the study of their pecu- 

1906.] Booh Notices. 109 

Emergent Treasury- Supply in Massachusetts in Early Days. By Andrew Mo 
Farland Davis. Reprinted from Proceedings of the American Autiquarian 
Society, April 26, 1905. Worcester, Mass. : The Hamilton Press. 1905. 
4to. pp. 34. 

In this paper Mr. Davis has been enabled, he says, " to round out the story 
of the participation of Massachusetts in attempts to supply a denominational 
currency based solely upon governmental credit." 

The Limitation of Prices in Massachusetts. 1776-1779. By Andrew McFar- 
land Davis. Reprinted from the Publications of the Colonial Society of 
Massachusetts. Vol. X. Cambridge : John Wilson and Son : University 
Press. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 20. 

This paper was suggested by a schedule of prices in Hingham in 1779, and the 
period to which Mr. Davis's article relates was one of great disturbance caused 
by the inflation of the currency. 

Journal of the One Hundred and Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Convention of 
the Diocese of Massachusetts, May 24, A.D. 1905. With Appendices. Bos- 
ton : The Diocesan House. 1905. 8vo. pp. 282. 

Joyce Junior. By Albert Matthews. Reprinted from the Publications of 
the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Vol. VIII. Cambridge: John 
Wilson and Son. University Press. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 19. 

As a frontispiece to this pamphlet there is a copy of a handbill which was 
posted in Boston, Jan. 17, 1774. It is signed "Joyce, jun. Chairman of the 
Committee for Tarring and Feathering." The meaning of this name Mr. Mat- 
thews is not able to explain. 

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. A Compilation 
from the Archives prepared and published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, 
in accordance with Chapter 100, Resolves of 1891. Vol. XIII. REA-SEY. 
Boston : Wright & Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 18 Post Office Square. 
1905. 4to. pp. 1025. 

Minutes of the Ninety-Sixth Annual Meeting of the General Association of the 
Congregational Churches of New Hampshire, held at Franklin, May 22, 23, 
24, 1905. One Hundred and Fourth Report of the New Hampshire Home 
Missionary Society. Vol. VIII. No. 5. Nashua, N. H. : Telegraph Publish- 
ing Co., Printers. 1905. 8vo. pp. 452-570. 111. 

Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York. 1777-1795— 
1801-1804. Vols. VII., VIII. Published by the State of New York, com- 
piled and arranged by Hugh Hastings, State Historian. Vol. VII. issued as 
Appendix " N," Third Annual Report of the State Historian. Albany : Oliver 
A. Quale, State Legislative Printer. 1904. 8vo. pp. lvi+633 ; xxxvii-f-467. 
111. Maps. 

The North Carolina Booklet. Vol. V. No. 1. July, 1905. Published by the 
North Carolina Society of Daughters of the Revolution. [Raleigh, N. C. 
1905.] 8vo. pp. 71. 111. 

The contents of this number of the " Booklet" are : " The Genesis of Wake 
County," " St. Paul's Church, Edenton, N. C," " Life of William Hooper, 
Signer of the Declaration of Independence," and a supplement, to this last, on 
the Hooper family. 

Blockade of Quebec in 1775-1776 by the American Revolutionists (Les Baston- 
nais). Published by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, and edi- 
ted by Fred. C. Wurtele, Librarian. Quebec: The Daily Telegraph Job 
Printing House. 1905. 8vo. pp. xiv-f-307. 111. 

This is called the " Seventh Series of Historical Documents, 1905." It com- 
prises " Historic Tablets at Quebec," " Ainslie's Journal," " Journal lent by D. 
James Bain," " Orderly Book," "List of Officers of Royal Highland Emigrants," 
" Roster of French Canadian Militia." The Ainslie Journal is by Thomas Ains- 
lie, who at the time of the Blockade was Collector of Customs at the Port of 
Quebec. The other Journal was bought in London, and is called " Journal of 

110 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

the most remarkable occurrences in Quebec, since Arnold appear'd before the 
Town on the 14th November 1775." 

List and Station of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the 
United /States and of the Marine Corps, on the Active List, and Officers <>,, the 
Betired List employed on Active Duty. July 1, 1005. Washington: Govern- 
ment Printing Office. 1005. 8vo. pp. 161. 

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. 
Published under the direction of the Hon. Paul Morton, Secretary of the 
Navy, by Mr. Charles W. Stewart, Superintendent Library and Naval War 
Records. Bv authority of an Act of Congress approved July 31, 180-4. Series 
1— Vol. 10. West Gulf Blockading Squadron from July 15, 1862, to March 
14, 1803. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1005. 8vo. pp. xvi-|- 
058. 111. 

Whalley and Goffe in New England. 1660-1680. An Enquiry into the Origin 
of the Angel of Hadley Legend. By George Sheldon. Reprinted from the 
Introduction to the New Edition of Judd's History of Hadley by H. R. Hunt- 
ting & Co., Springfield, Mass. 1005. 8vo. pp. xxxiv. Portraits. 

Doubtless there are many who will be glad to possess this reprint of Mr. 
Sheldon's " Enquiry," in which, as he says, he " has given a final quietus to the 
angel story being accepted as history." 

Address of James P. Baxter, Mayor of Portland, Maine, at the Meeting of the 
American Institute of Instruction, July 10, 1905. [Portland. 1005.] Large 
8vo. pp. 8. 

Andover TJieological Seminary. Alumni Letter. Andover, Mass., June 20, 1005. 
Large 8vo. pp. 16. 

This " Letter " is a report of the year's work at the Seminary 

Constitution and By-Laws and Membership California Society of the Sons of the 
American Revolution. 1905-1906. [San Francisco. 1005.] 32mo. pp. 31. 

The Canadian Club of Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts, U. S, A. 
1905. 8vo. pp. 41. 

This club consists chiefly of University students from Canada, and contains 
a list of such members as have attended the University during the last century. 

Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada. Second Series. 
Volume X. Meeting of June, 1904. For sale by James Hope & Son, Otta- 
wa; The Copp-Clark Co. (Limited), Toronto; Bernard Quaritch, London, 
Eng. 1005. Large 8vo. Variously paged. 111. Maps. 

The portions of the " Transactions" which treat of subjects of a historical 
and biographical nature are the first two sections, iu which are found such pa- 
pers as " L'houorable Joseph Royal — Sa vie — Ses ceuvres," " Le Haut Canada 
avant 1G15," " A Monograph of the Origins of Settlements in the Province of 
New Brunswick," and " Thomas Pownall — His Part in the Conquest of Canada." 

Friday Afternoon Club. Farmington, New Hampshire. 1905-1906. [Farm- 
ington, N. H. 1005.] 32mo. pp. 8. a 

This booklet contains a " Calendar," members, constitution and by-laws, and 
officers of a ladies' club. 

Proceedings of the Lexington Historical Society, and Papers relating to the His- 
tory of the Toion presented at some of its Meetings. Vol. III. Lexington, 
Mass. : Published by the Lexington Hist. Soc. 1005. 8vo. pp. 183-f-xxvi. 

The papers here published are " Hon. Thomas Hancock," " Dr. Stillmau 
Spaulding," " Cambridge Farms," " Charles Follen," " Lexington Branch Rail- 
road," '"Lexington Centennial," " Third Meeting House," " Epitaphs in Bury- 
ing-Grounds," «« Concord Turnpike," " Early Days of High School," " The Mon- 
roe Tavern," " Clockmaking in Lexington," and "Saving Haucock-Clarke 
House." The portrait is one of Rev. Carlton A. Staples. 

The Register of the Lynn Historical Society, Lynn. Moss., for the year 1903. 
Lynn, Mass. : Frank S. Whittcu, Printer. 1005. 8vo. pp. 82. 111. 

1906.] Booh Notices. * 111 

Besides the usual contents of publications of this nature, this Register con- 
tains a section of " Necrologies," the sketches being accompanied by portraits. 

Begister of the Officers and Members of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State 
of Maine. Also History, Boster and Becord of Colonel Jedidiah Preble's Begi- 
ment, Campaign of 1758, together ivith Capt. Samuel Cobb's Journal. Port- 
land : Marks Printing House. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 180. 111. 

Begister of the Massachusetts Society of Colonial Dames of America. 1893- 
1905. Boston : Printed for the Society. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 428. 111. 

By systematic and orderly arrangement of the names of the members and of 
the ancestors, by good print and good paper, the ladies in charge have not only 
secured individual credit in the production of this volume, but have issued a 
register which will serve as a model and enhance the regulation of the society. 
The concise, crisp citation of ancestors' service exhibits a wide acquaintance 
with colonial and provincial New England history, and will constitute thi& 
handy volume an authority in its peculiar field. Geo. A. Gordon. 

Grand Chapter. Vol. XI. Part IV. The Eightieth Annual Convocation, held at 
Portland, May 2 and 3, 1905. Stephen Berry, Printer, 37 Plum St., Port- 
land. [1905.] Large 8vo. pp. 299-438-fiv. 

Grand Council of Maine. Vol. V. Part X. 1905. The Fifty-first Annual As- 
sembly. Held at Portland, May 3, 1905. Stephen Berry, Printer, 37 Plum 
St., Portland. 8vo. pp. 785-873+vi. Portrait. 

The " Grand Council " of the title is the " Grand Council of Royal and Select 
Masters " of the Masonic fraternity. 

Grand Lodge of Maine. Vol. XX. Part II. TJie Eighty-sixth Annual Commu- 
nication, held at Portland, May 2, 3 and 4, 1905. Stephen Berry, Printer, 37 
Plum St., Portland. [1905.] Large 8vo. pp. 199-334-f-vi. 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in union with the Most Ancient 
and Honorable Grand Lodges in Europe and America, according to the Old Con- 
stitutions. Quarterly Communications, March 8, June 14, 1905. Special 
Communications, March 14, June 6, 10, 1905. Boston: The Rockwell and. 
Churchill Press. 1905. Two volumes. 8vo. pp. 114. 

The Proceedings and Transactions of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, Hali- 
fax, Nova Scotia. Vol. XL Part I. Session of 1902-1903. With 18 Plates. 
Halifax : Printed for the Institute by the McAlpine Publishing Co. , Ltd. 
Date of Publication: 27th March, 1905. Price to Non-Members: One half- 
dollar. 8vo. pp. xv+162-f-iii. 

Year Book No. 10 of the Oneida Historical Society, at Utica, N. Y., 1905. Mun- 
son- Williams Memorial. [Utica. 1905.] 8vo. pp. xxiv-f-168. 111. 

The papers contained in this number are : " The Genius of Anglo-Saxon Law 
and Institutions contrasted with the Latin Civilization of Imperialism," "The 
Mohawk Valley, a Channel of Civilization," " Colonization and Civil Govern- 
ment in the Tropics," " Recollections of the Oneida Bar," and " McKinley and 
the Spanish War." 

Annual Proceedings. Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Bevolution. 1904- 
1905. Philadelphia. 1905. 4to. pp. 57. 111. 

Transactions of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec. Sessions of 1903 
to 1905. No. 25. Quebec : The Daily Telegraph Job Printing House. 1905. 
8vo. pp. 75. 111. 

Besides various reports, and lists of officers and members, this number con- 
tains an article on " Education in Quebec in the 17th Century." 

The John P. Branch Historical Papers of Bandolph- Macon College. Published 
Annually by the Department of History. Vol. II. No. 1. June, 1905. Rich- 
mond : William Ellis Jones, Printer. 1905. 8vo. pp. 142. Price $1.00. Ad- 
dress Wm. E. Dodd, Editor, Ashland, Va. 

The principal articles in this number are: "Spencer Roane," "Robert R. 
Livingstone," " Roane on the National Constitution," and "Roane. Correspon- 




Proceedings of the Vermont Historical Society. 1903-1904. With Amended 
Constitution and List of Members. President's Address: The Recent Dis- 
covery and Recovery of the Original Records of the Early Vermont Conven- 
tions. Paper: " Commodore Thomas Macdonough," Hon. Charles H. Darling. 
Paper: " Soldiers of the Revolutionary War Buried in Vermont, and Anec- 
dotes and Incidents Relating to Some of Them," Walter B. Crockett. With 
Lists of Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Vermont. Burlington : Free Press 
Association. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 1G8. 

The contents have been indexed. 

General Catalogue of the Officers and Graduates of Williams College. 1905. 
[1795-1905.) Williamstown, Mass. Published by the College. [T. B. Mar- 
vin & Son, Printers. Boston, Mass.] 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 231. 

Proceedings of the Wiscasset Fire Society at its Four Hundred and Nineteenth 
Quarterly Meeting, July 20, 1905. Wiscasset, Maine : Reprinted from the 
Sheepscot Echo. 1905. 8vo. pp. 40. 111. 

The Grafton Chart Index. The Grafton Genealogical Notebook {Chart Index 
Form to accompany the Grafton Chart Index.) The Grafton Genealogical Note- 
book American Form. The Grafton Press, Genealogical Publishers, 70 Fifth 
Avenue, New York. Grafton Chart Index and Note Book, $1.25 net. Graf- 
ton American Form Note Book, 25 cents net. 

This is a semi-circular chart providing space for recording ten generations 
by their names only. An index number for each name refers to a page of the 
Notebook, which consists of blank pages only, where data on each ancestor can 
be entered. 

The American Form Notebook is convenient in size and is made up of six 
forms, each containing eight pages arranged to receive the data of a whole family. 
Among its most desirable features are noticed the perforated pages which can be 
detached when filled out and sent at once to the printer. Careful directions for 
use, with a reduced reproduction of four pages properly filled out, are furnished 
for the benefit of the amateur genealogist. a. l. w. 


Gustavus Adolphus Hinckle?, a bene- 
factor of this Society, was born in 
Barnstable, Mass., Aug. 15, 1822, and 
died at his home in that village, a few 
rods from his birthplace, on the 7th of 
August, 1905, in his eighty-third year. 
While Barnstable was always his home, 
his early manhood was spent elsewhere. 
Leaving his father's house at the age 
of eighteen, for Boston, he was in a store 
on Long Wharf for a few years, and 
then thoroughly learned the trade of 
a machinist, becoming well skilled in 
the various branches of that business, 
and was sent to different parts of this 
country and to Cuba, putting up en- 
gines and giving instruction in me- 
chanics. He later went to Lake 
Superior, and was employed as Super- 
intendent of the Pewabic Copper Mines, 
and after the discovery of oil in Penn- 
sylvania, he became the manager of an 
oil- farm there for several years. 

Returning to Barnstable in 1872, he 
was in 1874 urged to become the Treas- 
urer of the Barnstable Savings Bank, 
then one of the largest banks in south- 
eastern Massachusetts. In 1883 he 
retired from public service, but re- 
mained a tireless worker up to the year 
of his death. 

Mr. Hinckley's tastes were scholarly 
and literary, and the " midnight oil " 
was freely burned. He was always 
greatly interested in historical and 
genealogical matters pertaining to the 
Old Colony. He was a lineal descend- 
ant of Gov. Thomas Hinckley, Rev. 
John Lothrop the first settled minister 
of Barnstable, Rev. John Robinson of 
Leyden, John Howland and others of 
the Mayflower, the old families of Gor- 
ham, lvisterbrook, Davis, and others. 

He took a great interest in his native 
town, and it is said that his " Rebellion 
Record," prepared at the expense of 




much time and labor and presented to 
the town of Barnstable, is one of the 
most complete in the Commonwealth. 

Mr. Hinckley was very painstaking 
and accurate. He had copies made for 
himself of all the early records of the 
town of Barnstable, the early volumes 
of the County Probate Records, and 
the early Church records, and had the 
same carefully compared and fully in- 
dexed. He also personally visited all 
the burying grounds and cemeteries in 
all the different villages of the town, and 
had a complete record of the names and 
dates on all the tombstones and monu- 
ments, as well as pictorial representa- 
tions of many of the headstones, en- 
graved by himself. He was well known 
and appreciated by people dwelling in 
nearly every State in the Union, to 
whom he gladly and freely gave of his 
information concerning their ancestry, 
and was always ready to be interviewed 
by any one interested in the Old Colony 
and its early settlers. A well known 
genealogist writes of him : " Since the 
days of Amos Otis no man has done so 
much to preserve the records, monu- 
ments and history of his native town 
as he has done. But little of his work 
has been published, but it has all been 
preserved, and will be of great value to 
those interested in the early history of 
the town. He wrote the history of 
each man who represented Barnstable 
in the Civil War ; he was an authority 
upon the history of the early settlers, 
and gave freely to all inquirers copies 
of his notes. Mr. Hinckley was a true 
country gentleman. He loved the his- 
tory of Barnstable. He once said, • In 
passing the old milestones I feel like 
taking off my hat in honor of the first 
settlers who placed them there.' " 

Mr. Hinckley was never married. He 
lived a plain unostentatious life, and by 
reason of his modest living and quiet, 
economical habits he was enabled from 
his moderate earnings and careful sav- 
ings to provide perpetually for the 
children of others. His gifts or be- 
quests of$ 15,000 to the Boston Univer- 
sity to assist deserving students not 
wholly able to get such education as 
they desired ; $6000 to the St. Luke's 
Hospital at New Bedford to provide a 
free bed for those of his native town, 
or county, who should be unable to 
provide for themselves such needed 
medical treatment ; and a bequest of 
$5000 to the State Board of Education 
for the benefit of those partially unable 
to bear the expense of a Normal School 
training, evince his interest in social 
.and educational matters, and in the 

welfare of those yet to come to inhabit 
that portion of our Commonwealth so 
loved by Mr. Hinckley ; while his be- 
quest to this Society of all his " records 
relating to public or genealogical mat- 
ters, whether bound or unbound, in- 
cluding several volumes of memorial 
inscriptions in the cemeteries and bury- 
ing grounds in the town of Barnstable," 
not only shows his interest in its wel- 
fare, but a desire to furnish, after his 
death, to those interested, the help and 
information he so willingly and gene- 
rously bestowed during his life. 

Mr. Hinckley was in religious be- 
lief and training a Unitarian, and his 
bequests to the Orthodox, Baptist, and 
Episcopal Societies in Barnstable, as 
well as to the Unitarian Society, serve 
sufficiently to show that he was broad- 
minded, earnest and sincere, and de- 
sirous of assisting, as his means would 
allow, those who were trying to better 
themselves and to make others better 
and happier. F. H. L. 

Barnstable, Mass. 

Charles William Manwaring, gene- 
alogist and member of the Connecticut 
Historical Society, passed away on 
Saturday, Aug, 19, 1905, in Hartford, 
Conn,, where he had resided many years. 

He was born in Waterford, New 
London County, Conn., May 9, 1829, 
and was a descendant of one of the 
oldest families in Connecticut, the Man- 
warings being among the earliest set- 
tlers of that State, and their genealogy 
being easily traceable for many genera- 
tions before the settlement of the New 
World. In his young manhood he be- 
came a builder and contractor, but his 
love for books and research led him to 
take up a line of work which has re- 
sulted in his leaving behind him a 
monument more enduring than stone, 
and a work which will be more and 
more appreciated as future generations 
come and go. 

Mr. Manwaring was about seventy 
years old when he conceived the idea 
of putting into a concise and durable 
form the contents of the original books 
of probate records of Connecticut, part 
of which were in the State Capitol and 
part in the Halls of Record at Hartford, 
and all of which, from excessive use 
and the lapse of time, are rapidly ap- 
proaching a condition when access to 
them will be obtained with difficulty. 
Having conceived the idea, he immedi- 
ately began the work of putting it into 
a practical form, and for the remaining 
years of his life labored incessantly and 
under great physical disability, and 




succeeded in bringing his compilation 
down to 1750, comprising the first fif- 
teen of the original books, and which 
is now being issued in three octavo 
volumes, two of them having already 
been published, and the third about to 
be issued. To this work he has given 
the title, " A Digest of Early Probate 
Ilecords of Connecticut," and while it 
is a work of great value to reference 
libraries, genealogiets, and all who are 
interested in tracing their ancestry, it 
is also a pioneer work in its line, point- 
ing the way to what may be done in 
other parts of the State and in sister 
States in the way of putting their an- 
cient and valuable records into a form 
that will forever insure against their 
loss or destruction. Only great pa- 
tience, determination, courage, and an 
abiding faith in the merits of the work 
could have brought about its production, 
especially at such an advanced age, and 
Connecticut was fortunate in possessing 
among her citizens one who was equip- 
ped with such necessary qualifications, 
and the State has recognized his labors 
by purchasing copies of the work for 
official use. 

It is a sad fact that on the day fol- 
lowing the completion of his great com- 
pilation he succumbed to the fatal disease 
which at last took him away — a can- 
cerous affection of the throat — thus 
showing with what great courage and 
suffering he must have pursued his 
labors on the latter part of his work. 
For nine months he patiently bore his 
affliction, until death released him, leav- 
ing a work that will preserve his name 
forever. Geo. E. Wright. 

Hartford, Conn. 

Philip Adsit Fisher, minister and gene- 
alogist, compiler of the Fisher Gene- 
alogy, died of tuberculosis, Feb. 26, 
1905, at Highland, Cal., aged 35 years. 

He was born at San Francisco, Cal., 
Nov. 11, 1869, the younger of the two 
sons of Sidney Augustus and Julia 
(Brigham) Fisher, was educated in the 
San Francisco Boys' High School and 
University of California, and graduated 
from the San Francisco Theological 
Seminary in 1898, taking charge of the 
Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 
Contra Costa County, immediately after 

On June 6, 1890, he married Emma 
Florence Donner, and a daughter, Angie 
Florence Fisher, was born to them, June 
8, 1891. In Sept., 1902, Mr. Fisher he- 
came pastor of the Presbyterian Chureh 

of Mill City, Oregon, where he re- 
mained until his health failed, two years 
later. Thinking that a change of cli- 
mate might benefit him he journeyed to 
Southern California, where he lived but 
a brief month. Mr. Fisher was a man 
of studious habits. He loved nature 
and had traveled extensively. He was 
very ambitious in his work, in spite of 
the fact that he was laboring under 
great physical infirmities which would 
have discouraged a less arduous man. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 

* * * 

James R. B. Hathaway, for many years 
an antiquarian of repute in the history 
and genealogy of North Carolina, died 
at Merry Hill, N. C, Sept. 22, 1904. 
He was the editor and publisher of the 
" North Carolina Historical and Genea- 
logical Register," a magazine full of his- 
torical material. The number of the 
magazine upon which he was at work „ 
was completed by his pen, and this 
will close the issuance of a most valu- 
able publication. This "Register" is 
a witness of the wealth of material yet 
to be studied by the students of North 
Carolina history and family life. Mr. 
Hathaway was known as the " Old 
Mortality of the Albemarle." His home 
was at Edington, of which place he was 
mayor for a long series of years. 

/(Rev.) Anson Titus. 
Somerville, Mass. 

Henry Lebbeus Oak, an eminent au- 
thor and scholar, died at his home at 
Seigler Springs,California, May 20,1905. 
He was born in Garland, Maine, May 
13, 1845. He attended Bowdoin Col- 
lege, thence to Dartmouth College, 
where he graduated in 1865. In 1865 
he became librarian and chief assist- 
ant of Hubart H. Bancroft, who pub- 
lished a series of volumes upon the 
Pacific Coast. In this capacity Mr. 
Oak served eighteen years, when ill 
health forced him to retire. It is con- 
ceded that Mr. Oak wrote the five vol- 
umes concerning "The Native Races 
of the Pacific Coast." In semi- retire- 
ment he became interested in the gene- 
alogy of the Oak, Oaks, and Oakes fami- 
lies, and left a manuscript history of the 
same, which, if not published, will be 
deposited in the Library of this Society. 
His father was the Hon. Lebbeus Oak, 
historian of Garland, Maine. The fol- 
lowing is his paternal line of ances- 
tors: Lebbeus, 6 Benjamin, 4 Nathaniel, 3 
John,* Nathaniel 1 of Marlborough. 

(Rev.) Anson Titus. 
Somerville, Mass. 


fleto ©ngiantr ^tBtortc Genealogical ^octets. 

The attention of all persons interested in historical and gene- 
alogical research is called to the following estimate of the 
financial needs of the Society : 

For a new five-story fire-proof Library building in rear 
of Society's House, with a hall to seat 300 persons, 
stack room for 250,000 books, and a reading room 
to accommodate 80 readers (tentative plans can now 
be seen at the Society's rooms, and suggestions are 
invited) $60,000 

Library fixtures, furniture, etc. .... 30,000 

Land, 5,000 square feet, purchased, but not yet paid for 30,000 $120,000 

For addition to permanent fund, for purchase and bind- 
ing of books, and increased expenses of a new 
building (calling for $3,000 additional income per 
annum) ........ 75,000 

For copying records of births, marriages and deaths 
from court files, church records, clergymen's and 
undertakers' private records, graveyard inscriptions 
and family bibles ...... 10,000 

For preparing and printing a catalogue of the 60,000 
books and pamphlets belonging to the Society . 8,000 

For Alphabetical Abstracts or Digest of personal items 
in the Boston News-Letter and other New England 
newspapers, from 1704 to 1815, estimated to be 
equal to 8000 printed pages .... 6,000 

For Genealogical research in England, a permanent 
- fund of ....... . 15,000 

For printing Abstracts of Wills from the Prerogative 
Court of Canterbury, England (first volume now 
completed) , a fund of ..... 10,000 

For printing an Index to the first 50 volumes of the 
New-England Historical and Genealogical Register 
(now complete in manuscript) .... 7,000 

For estimated loss in printing Vital Records to 1850 
of Massachusetts towns . . . . 5,000 

The Treasurer, Nathaniel C. Nash, 18 Somerset St., Boston, and all 
)ther officers of the Society, will be glad to advise persons intending to 
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*** Illustrations : 

Portrait of Benjamin Barstow Torrey (to face page 115). 
Fac-simile of the Providence Compact (to face page 168). 

I. Memoir of Benjamin Barstow Torrey. By William Carver Bates, Esq. 

II. Inscriptions from the Long Society Burying Ground, Preston, Conn. Com. 
by George S. Porter, Esq 

III. The Belcher Families in New England. By /. Gardner Bartlett, Esq. 

IV. Esdras Reade. By Charles French Read, Esq. . 

V. Inscriptions from Old Cemeteries in Connecticut. Com. by Louis Marinus 
Deioey, Esq 

VI. Francis West of Duxbury, Mass., and some of his Descendants. By Ed' 
ward E. Cornwall, M.D. 

VII. Fairbanks Marriages in the Parish of Halifax, West Riding of Yori 
shire, England. From 1538 to 1624. Com. by Rev. Hiram Francis Fair- 

VIII. Atkins Family Bible Records. Com. by Stanley W. Smith, Esq. 

IX. The Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. {Concluded.) By Franklin C. 
Clark, M.D 

X. Edgartown, Mass., Church Record. Com. by Miss Mittie Belcher Fairbanks 

XI. Passenger Lists to America. {Continued.) Com. by Gerald Fothergill, Esq. 

XII. Lieutenant Governor William Jones, of New Haven Jurisdiction, and his 
Descendants. Com. by Dr. Bernard C. Steiner 

XIII. Richard Scott and his wife Catharine Marbury, and some of their De- 

scendants. By Stephen F. Peckham, Esq. 

XIV. Records of the Second Church of Scituate, now the First Unitarian 

Church of Norwell, Mass. {Continued.) Com. by Wilford Jacob Litch- 
field, M.S. . 

XV. Genealogies in Preparation {Continued.) 

XVI. Thomas Tread well of Ipswich, Mass., and some of his Descendants. {Con- 
tinued.) By William A. Bobbins, LL.B 

XVII. Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn. 1762-182-1. {Continued.) Com. by 
Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott 

XVIII. Proceedings of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. By 
George A. Gordon, A.M., Recording Secretary 

XIX. Notes and Queries : 

Notes. — Washington, 207; Piracy; Braintree Marriages; Edgartown Deaths ; 

Cotton; Proctor, 208; Burrell; Stimpson, 209. 
Queries. — A Genealogical Puzzle, 209; Addis, Becbe, Hawke ; Bqyce; 

vis; Stone ; Foster ; Merritt; Maltby, 210; Olmsted, Bvn^ - v <n\i+~ 

pleton ; Pomeroy, 211. 

' Historical Intelligence. — English Research; Vood Gen) 

Preparation, 211 . 

\X. Book Notices 

XXI. Deaths . . ... . 

Entered at the Post Office in Boston, Massachu " ff < 

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APRIL, 1906. 


By William Carver Bates, Esq. 

The subject of this sketch was treasurer of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society from 1871 to 1904, when he resigned 
on account of failing health, serving the Society with surpassing 
faithfulness and accuracy. When he became treasurer, the assets 
of the Society were about $10,000, and the yearly income no more 
than $1,500; at the termination of his service, the assets had in- 
creased to above $200,000, outside of the invaluable library, and 
the annual income was about $10,000. It is no small matter to 
have accounted for the finances for such a period without criticism 
or error, and Mr. Torrey's success in this field of activity might 
well have satisfied his desire to serve others with faithfulness, but 
he was for most of this long period the treasurer of the Boston and 
Providence Railroad, and, in the later years, also of the Old Colo- 
ny Railroad, which meant the charge of one million to two million 
dollars annual income, for much of the time. Mr. Torrey's long 
service as treasurer of the Society, and as ex officio member of the 
Council, endeared him to many fellow workers and others who met 
him often in the various activities of a busy and long extended 
period. An opportunity was given to some of these friends to ex- 
press briefly their appreciatiation of Mr. Torrey's character, and 
these tributes follow, somewhat condensed to meet the exigency of 
a limited space, and will precede a more detailed mention of the 
genealogy and outward events in his life. 

It is with a mournful pleasure that I recall my memories of the late 
treasurer of the Society, Mr. Torrey. My acquaintance with him dates 
back through the past quarter of a century, and I met him frequently dur- 
ing that period, and at one time almost daily, either in the business world 
or at 18 Somerset Street. 

His genial disposition was always apparent, something unusual in this 

world where one is apt to be depressed by upsets in business or by ill 

health. This genial nature was with him to the last, and at more social 

functions than the meetings of the Society, during the past two years > 

vol. lx. 9 

116 Benjamin Barstow Torrey. [April, 

though he enjoyed the occasions, I marked with pain his increasing infirm- 

His appreciation of the eccentricities of his fellow-men was keen, and 
there is no class in which these weaknesses appear more frequently than in 
genealogists and students of history. His remarks, however, were never 
inspired by malice. 

His labors were always highly valued by his fellow members, and when 
dissension entered the ranks he continued his labors, looking only to the 
welfare of the Society, and his position was appreciated by all. 

To the late faithful librarian, John Ward Dean, this country, and even 
England is indebted for advancing the study of New England genealogy 
and history. The people of the States owe him still more in the advan- 
tages derived from a free access to the store house mainty gathered through 
his labor. In this life work, he was wisely and conscientiously assisted, in 
its financial affairs, by Mr. Torrey, a busy man, but one who gave his time, 
quietly and gratuitously, without any desire for fame. 

I can also testify to his devotion to family ties, in the care of his invalid 

His lack of a large estate at his death was a surprise to many, but it was 
only another proof of his devotion to his kindred and his disinterested 
services to the Society. Walter Kendall Watkins. 

Mr. Torrey was a good friend of mine for many years. The acquaint 
ance began when he with Mrs. Torrey passed a winter in Milton in order 
to be near Mrs. Samuel Adams — a sister of Mrs. Torrey 's— a neighbor 
and friend of ours. He always impressed me as eminently faithful and 
loyal in every relation of life. His devotion to his invalid wife was very 
beautiful — he seemed to be a token of strength to all of his family and 
friends — giving most liberally of his means to those less fortunate than him- 
self. He was sent for several years as a delegate to the Diocesan Convention 
from his parish Church of St. Andrew at Hanover. It is needless to say he 
was faithful to his duties and responsibilities — as in every other position of 
trust where he was placed. We all knew of his long and honorable con- 
nection with the Providence Railroad as treasurer — and of the esteem and 
regard of his fellow officers for him. His devotion and interest in the So- 
ciety and lasting effort in its behalf extending over a period of forty years 
— we all remember with gratitude. His genial and pleasant greeting w ill 
be long missed by his many friends so long identified with him in the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society. His love for the old Torrey 
homestead, so long in the Torrey family, was very noticeable, and I shall 
never forget a most charming visit enjoyed there during Mrs. Torrey's life- 
time. It affords me much pleasure to add my simple tribute to that of 
others who hold a more clever pen. Cornelia Tow t nsend. 

My acquaintance with the late Mr. Benjamin Barstow Torrey, long time 
Treasurer of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, was very 
slight. The impression left on my mind is that of a courteous official with 
whom it was a pleasure to have dealings, a genial, kindly gentleman, 
whose abiding cheerfulness, closely akin to " Jest and youthful Jollity," 
often finding expression in jocose remarks, made him ever a welcome pres- 
ence in the Society's rooms. Mary H. Graves. 

1906.] Benjamin Bar stow Torrey. 117 

My relations with Mr. Torrey were more as a personal friend than as an 
officer of the Society, as he was a relative of mine and we had many inter- 
ests in common. As an officer he was kindness and indulgence itself, as a 
man he was genial and sweet natured, with many acquaintances but few 
intimate friends — I think he cared for very few in that way. He was a 
good raconteur, and enjoyed himself greatly when in contact with bright 
minds and exchanging good stories, and he was a devoted husband and 
brother. Susan C. Kennedy. 

My acquaintance with Mr. Torrey began before I knew him in official 
relations, in the New England Historic Genealogical Society. That he 
was a gentleman in the true sense of the word cannot be doubted, and, I 
found him to be so in my early intercourse with him. Honest, we know 
he was. Kind hearted, no one will dispute. Although I was not so inti- 
mate with him as were some others in our Society, 1 knew him well enough 
to know that all good qualities were his, and the reverse, never. 

The Society does well to honor his memory with more than a passing 
notice. Aaron Sargent. 

Our associate, Benjamin Barstow Torrey, was a business man of ability, 
occupying a position where he had ample opportunity to exercise his char- 
acteristic courtesy and patience. As treasurer of the Boston and Provi- 
dence Railroad Company for many years, and later also of the Old Colony 
Railroad Company, thousands of people knew him as an agreeable gentle- 
man who performed his duties, especially those connected with the transfer 
of shares of the capital stock, in an exceptionally considerate and obliging 
manner. Thoroughly understanding his business, he never departed from 
fundamental principles, but would waive petty technicalities and did all in 
his power to unravel the legal tangles that peculiar conditions had created. 
Apart from the really difficult problems that came to him for solution, 
there were a multitude of instances where helpless people, some of them 
ignorant, were greatly puzzled as to what to do, and all such found in Mr. 
Torrey a kind friend, who cordially gave much time to assisting them. 
In many such cases, presumably, there was but slight recognition of his 
kindness, but a great number did appreciate it, and he was one of the most 
popular corporation treasurers in Boston. It does not appear that any 
court ever questioned an act of his or the correctness of his conclusions, 
or that the railroads or any individual ever lost a cent in consequence of 
his disposition to facilitate the transfer of stock. By his business asso- 
ciates Mr. Torrey was highly esteemed, and there was never a higher 
official that the humbler employees liked better than they did Treasurer 
Torrey. Absolutely honest, he possessed abilities that his quiet unassum- 
ing ways could not conceal, and the record of his life is that of a compe- 
tent official and a kind and good man. To me it is a pleasure to pay even 
this inadequate tribute to his memory. Geo. Kuhn Clarke. 

I am glad to have an opportunity of expressing my admiration of the 
character of our late Treasurer, Benjamin Barstow Torrey, who in his 
quiet and unobtrusive life had endeared himself to a large number of friends 
and associates. 

My intimate acquaintance with him was formed in the latter part of his 
life, beginning when I was elected one of the Auditing Committee of the 
Society, and in that capacity I had an opportunity of learning how devoted 

118 Benjamin Bar stow Torrey. [April, 

lie was to the Society : how carefully he guarded its interests, and how 
painstaking he was in carrying out his work as its treasurer. When the 
time came for him to relinquish his duties, owing to steadily increasing 
physical infirmities, it was almost like the parting from a beloved friend to 
give up liis books and accounts, which he had so long and patiently cared 
for : like a mother separating herself from a child for whom to sacrifice 
herself had become a part of her life. 

Without disparaging by contrast the work of his predecessors, or of his 
successors, it can be truly said that he was a model officer, whose duties 
never have been nor ever will be more creditably carried out than during 
his administration. 

When such a friend is taken from us, it creates a void which cannot 
easily be filled. Charles S. Penhallow. 

I beg to say that, strong as were the words of commendation uttered 
and the resolutions adopted at the close of Mr. Benjamin Barstow Torrey's 
long services as Treasurer of the New England Historic Genealogicul So- 
ciety, it still seems to me that we nevertheless scarcely appreciate the im- 
mense value of his quiet, constant service. He always had the welfare of 
the Society at heart, and no one took more pride than he in the growth of 
our funds from well nigh nothing at the beginning, to approximately three 
hundred thousand dollars at the close of his term of office as treasurer. 

He did not, and indeed could not, personally contribute largely to the 
funds of the Society, but as auditor of the treasurer's accounts I have ob- 
served that he always favored strictly safe investments, and that he gave 
freely a vast amount of valuable time in order that the Society's books 
might be properly kept. 

The Society is certainly to be congratulated that, while still in the full 
vigor of manhood, he consented to sit for the excellent portrait which 
Capt. A. A. Folsom and others of his friends secured for the office of the 
Society, — a fitting recognition of his long and valuable service. 

Hosea Starr Ballou. 

I saw in the Herald the other day a notice of the death of Mr. B. B. 
Torrey, and as he had led a good life, reached an advanced age, sustained 
a good name, and gained the love of all his friends and the respect of all 
who knew him, why should we mourn his decease when his powers had 
failed? Francis H. Fuller. 

On receipt of the tribute of recognition of Mr. Torrey as treas- 
urer, the Society adopted this at the meeting, May 4, 1904, in 
recognition of his services : 

The members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society unani- 
mously place upon its records their testimonial of regret that its late treas- 
urer, Benjamin Barstow Torrey, has felt compelled to relinquish the 
duties of that responsible office. 

Elected a member of this Society, May 4th, 1864, its assistant treasurer 
on January oth, 1870, and its Treasurer on January 4th, 1871 ; Mr. Tor- 
rey has for forty years been an highly esteemed Counsellor and, as the 
custodian of the Society's moneys and securities for thirty three years, a 
trusted and valued official. 

The Society's fund, increasing from $9,713.81, in 1870, to the sum of 
$313,671.37, at the termination of his trust, shows the painstaking care 

1906.] Benjamin Barstow Torrey. 119 

and labor he has performed ; a laborious service, that he has cheerfully 
and freely rendered and made us his debtor. 

For his steadfast and unswerving fidelity to our society's best interests, 
for his splendid financial record and for his uniform courtesy and good 
fellowship, we heartily thank him, and cordially wish him that tranquil 
rest and freedom from care that a faithful service of so many years merits. 

The following Minutes and Resolutions were adopted at the stated 
meeting of the Society, November 1, 1905: 

The Society should place upon its records an acknowledgment of its 
deep indebtedness and gratitude to the late Benjamin Barstow Torrey, a 
life member since 1864, and for his long continued and pecuniarily unre- 
quited service to the Society as Treasurer from 1871 to 1904, a period of 
thirty-three years' continuous service. When he came to the treasurership 
the assets of the Society were about $10,000; when he resigned on ac- 
count of failing health in 1904, the property of the Society had increased 
outside of the invaluable library, to over $200,000. To conduct these 
large accounts with faithful and accurate fidelity for more than thirty 
years would seem to be an accomplishment to gratify the ambition of an 
ambitious man, but Treasurer Torrey modestly pursued his way apparently 
unaware of doing anything out of the usual, and all this time he was 
Treasurer of the Boston and Providence Railroad, whose earnings in- 
creased from $1,066,000 annually to $1,905,000 annually, and during the 
last ten years he was also Treasurer of the Old Colony Railroad. In each 
of these positions Mr. Torrey betrayed not only an expected fidelity, but 
his intercourse with associates and with the public was always urbane and 
courteous, often under the irritating pressure of ill health, and his friends 
testify to the constant cheer of his presence. 

A number of friends associated for many years in various relations of 
life with Mr. Torrey, have sent to the Society tributes of respect and af- 
fection ; these will be preserved in the archives as a memorial volume 
constituting, we believe, a memorial tender and true, endearing and digni- 
fied as well befits the character of a man so faithful and pure. 

Whereas, Death has removed from us one who was for many years a 
firm friend, an active member, and a trusted officer of the Society, 

Therefore, We, the members of the New England Historic Genealogical 
Society, do hereby place upon record our deep sense of loss by the death 
of our associate, Benjamin Barstow Torrey, and our thankful remembrance 
and sincere appreciation of his work while with us. 

Born of sturdy New England stock, he inherited those qualities of mind 
and heart which such an ancestry often transmits to its descendants. Be- 
ginning an active life at an early age, he remained a lifetime in the service 
of a great corporation and for nearly forty years was its trusted and faith- 
ful treasurer, serving it with ability and discretion, adding during ten years 
of that service the duties of the treasurership of a kindred corporation. 
Elected treasurer of this Society in 1871, succeeding the late William 
Blanchard Towne, he brought to its lesser duties those traits of integrity 
and honesty of purpose which characterized his life in broader fields ; and 
for thirty-three years, a longer service than has been borne by any other 
treasurer of the Society, he was an efficient adviser and conservator in 
financial matters. As a member of the Council, his genial temper, good- 
fellowship, and sound judgment gave him the respect and friendship of his 

120 Benjamin Barstow Torrey, [April, 

Benjamin Barstow Torrey of Boston was a native of Pembroke, 
Plymouth County, Mass., born November 22, 1837, son of Capt. 
Haviland and Salome (Barstow) Torrey, a lineal descendant of 
Captain William Torrey of Weymouth (1640), and numbered 
among his emigrant ancestors several other early settlers of the 
Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth Colonies. The Torrey line is 
William, 1 William, 2 Haviland, 3 William, 4 William, 5 Haviland, 6 
Benjamin Barstow 7 . Capt. Haviland 6 Torrey was born at Pem- 
broke, October 29, 1791, and died August 26, 1865. His wife 
Salome, born at Hanover, July 24, 1801, died May 3, 1878, was 
a daughter of John Burden and Betsey (Eells) Barstow, of Hano- 
ver. Her father, John Burden 5 Barstow, was born in 1764, and 
was a descendant, in the fifth generation, of William 1 Barstow who 
came to New England in 1635, was at Dedham in 1636, a freeman 
at Scituate in 1649, and the first recorded settler in the locality now 
called Hanover, Mass. The line of descent was through his son 
William, 2 Jr., born at Scituate in 1652 ; Benjamin, 3 born in 1690, 
whose second wife was Sarah Burden ; Thomas, 4 who married Sa- 
rah, daughter of John Studley ; to John Burden 6 Barstow, above 
named, who was a ship builder, and who held the rank of Colonel 
in the State Militia. His homestead at Hanover was known as 
? Broad Oak Farm." Col. John B. Barstow died in Hanover at 
the advanced age of ninety years, having survived his wife Betsey 
(Eells) Barstow, who died in 1852, in her ninety-first year. 

Capt. Haviland Torrey and his wife Salome had five children, 
two of whom, Benjamin Barstow and Herbert, reached maturity. 
Herbert died suddenly, at the South Terminal Station, Boston, on 
July 24, 1901. 

Benjamin Barstow Torrey was educated at the Hanover Acade- 
my, 1851-1855, and at the University Grammar School at Provi- 
dence, R. I., which he attended about one year. He taught in one 
of the district schools of Milton, a few terms, making his home 
with the Misses Bent, of one of the old families there. In 1875 
he married Miss Abbie Bent, who died Sept. 9, 1897. He died 
Sept. 11, 1905. 

Mr. Torrey entered the service of the Boston and Providence 
Railroad in 1858, in the freight department as receiving clerk ; in 
1860 he was transferred to the General Passenger Office ; was 
made Treasurer's Clerk in 1861 ; and became Treasurer in 1867. 
He retired from this latter position in 1904, receiving a moderate 
pension. In 1893 he became Treasurer of the Old Colony Kail- 
road, and resigned his three treasurerships in 1904, on account of 
failing health. Mr. Torrey had been Treasurer of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society since 1871, and a life member 
since 1864. He was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars, 
since 1900. 

1906.] Inscriptions at Preston, Conn, 121 

Inheriting his grandfather's estate, M Broad Oak," he occupied it 
a number of years as a summer residence, and was a communicant 
of St. Andrew's (Episcopal) Church and a frequent delegate from 
Hanover Parish to Diocesan Conventions. 

It is not usual for the biographer to enter the cloister walls of 
home to scan the family influences which sweeten and sanctify the 
family life, and in the case of Mr. Torrey these were so uniform 
and pure it is a pleasure to recall the romance of the beginning, 
when the young school teacher turned to the mature matron as his 
ideal of a life long companion, she with maturer judgment gently 
chiding his enthusiasm, and only acceding after many months' ob- 
servation assured her his was no fleeting whim. The many suc- 
ceeding years of happy married life were to all observers an example 
that happiness is an inward state of peace, independent of all arbi- 
trary conditions. Age and failing powers caused no subsidence 
from the high tide of reverent affection upon which the youthful 
suitor embarked. 

Mr. Torrey would not have taken a degree in the modern school 
of High Finance ; it was enough for him to administer faithfully the 
trusts committed to his care. The modern trust, frequently very 
temporary so far as the public is concerned, did not accord with his 
instincts. He did not, perhaps, originate schemes of investment 
for the funds in his charge, but at each scrutiny of the auditors the 
interest was all there, and the trustees or directors passed no sleep- 
less nights on his account, the widow or orphan awoke to no hope- 
less days from his lapses from honor. We cannot doubt he will 
elsewhere receive the highest award — r Thou hast been faithful, 
enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." 



Communicated by George S. Porter, Esq., of Norwich, Conn. 

Long Society (Congregational) derived its name from its loca- 
tion on the long, narrow strip of land east of the Thames and She- 
tucket rivers which formed the eastern boundary of the original 
town of Norwich (then nine miles square), and extended from the 
present village of Poquetanuck to that of Plainfield. The church 
was organized in 1726, under the pastoral care of the Rev. Jabez 
Wight. The first meeting-house of the society stood where to-day 
stands its successor, about three miles from the centre of the city 
of Norwich. The church yard, from which many of the older 
gravestones have disappeared, lies immediately in the rear and on 


122 Inscriptions at Preston, Conn. [April, 

both sides of the meeting-house. When Norwich was divided, in 
1786, Long society become a part of Preston. 

Marget died Sept. 6, 1780, aged 11 days. 

Mary died Oct. 5, 1782, aged 4 years and 7 months. 
Children of Calvin and Marget Barstow. 

Abel, son of Abel and Esther Benjamin, died Aug. 9, 1787, in his 22d 

Mrs. Anna, wife of Elijah Benjamin, died June 5, 1794, in her 21st 

Also their still-born child died April 31, 1794. 

Deborah, wife of Elijah Benjamin, died Dec. 28, 1804, in her 29th year. 

Eunice, wife of John Benjamin, born in the vicinity of Boston, Mass., 
1729 ; died August 15, 1772, aged 43 years. 

Elizabeth, wife of Elijah Brewster, died May 12, 1776, in her 45th 

Priscilla Cook died Feb. 10, 1730-31, in her loth year. 

Sally, daughter of Amos and Alletty Corning of New York, died Dec 
15, 1794, aged 7 years. 

Josiah Corning died Feb. 29, 1760, in his 51st year. 

Jane, relict of Josiah Corning, died March 21, 1803, in her 88th year. 

Nehemiah Corning died Oct. 7, 1797, in his 81st year. 

Freelove, relict of Nehemiah Corning, died Nov. 8, 1809, aged 86 years. 

Lydia P., wife of Jedidiah Corning, died Nov. 29, 1836, aged 41 years. 

Hiram Burtis Corning, son of Jed h and Lydia Corning, died Jan. 10, 
1818, aged 1 year and 7 months. 

Elisha Corning died May 28, 1805, aged 61 years. 

Cyrus Corning died June 16, 1827, aged 59 years, 

Hannah, wife of Elias Corning, died July 13, 1817, aged 30 years. 

Russell Dennis died Jan. 20, 1840, aged 86 years. 

Zipporah, wife of Russell Dennis, died Nov. 27, 1824, aged 69 years. 

Zipporah, wife of James Geer, died March 24, 1739, aged 18 years, 
7 months and 24 days. 

Mrs. Mary Giddings died April 29, 1733, aged 21 years. 

Capt. Nathaniel Giddings died Feb. 6, [broken] in his 66th year. 

Barshebe, wife of Levi Giddings, died Sept. 7, 1813, in her 36th year. 

Solomon Giddings, Esq., died June 14, 1727, in his 73d year. 

Andrew, son of Solomon and Sarah Giddings, was lost at sea Sept. 1804, 
in his 21st year. 

Sarah, wife of Solomon Giddings, died July 6, 1784, in her 32d year. 

Woodbury, son of Solomon and Sarah Giddings, died at Havana, Aug. 
19, 1799, in his 24th year. 

Ruth, relict of Solomon Giddings, died Dec. 15, 1836, aged 74 years. 

John, son of Solomon and Ruth Giddings, died April 15, 1845, in his 
50th year. 

Anna, wife of Minor Grant, died July 24, 1820, aged 32 years. 

Justin P. Grant, son of Minor and Anna Grant, died Jan. 9, 1824, aged 
4 years. 

Miss Anna Grant, daughter of Minor and Anna Grant, died Sept. 26, 
1832, aged 24 years. 

1906.] Inscriptions at Preston, Conn. 123 

Elias B. Grant, son of Minor and Ann Grant, died Jan. 18, 1837, aged 
23 years. 

Denison L. Grant died Sept. 10, 1845, aged 32 years. 

Peter Greene, Esq., died April 3, 1834, aged 82 years. 

Sarah, wife of Peter Greene, died Jan. 7, 1834, aged 78 years. 

Ebenezer Greene, son of Peter and Sarah Greene, died Aug. 17, 1808, 
aged 28 years. 

Lucy, wife of Benjamin Fitch, died Aug. 20, 1796, in her 29th year. 

Benajah Fitch died Jan. 25, 1805, in his 84th year, 

Sarah, wife of Benajah Fitch, died Feb. 18, 1819, in her 93d year. 

Rufus Fitch died Oct. 19, 1816, aged 51 years. 

Zipporah, wife of Rufus Fitch, died June 7, 1821, aged 19. 

Lyman Fitch died April 10, 1819, aged 34 years. 

Washington, son of Russell and Julia A. Fitch, died July 3, 1823, aged 
one year and three months. 

William G., son of Russell and Julia Fitch, died May 29, 1833, aged 11 

Deacon Benjamin Fitch died Oct. 10, 1727, in his 37th year. 

Fanny, wife of Capt. George P. Harkness, died May 9, 1838, aged 32 

William L. Harkness, son of George P. and Fanny Harkness, died 
March 8, 1837, aged 6 months. 

Paul Hervey died Aug. 13, 1778, in his 30th year. 

Ruth, wife of Nathan Herrick, died Dec. 21, 1815, aged 60 years. [Her 
first husband was Paul Hervey ; two stones bear this inscription. See 

John Hervey, son of Paul and Ruth Hervey, died Sept. 30, 1787, in his 
8th year. 

Capt. Philip Harvey died Nov. 15, 1815, in his 72d year. 

Elizabeth, relict of Capt. Philip Harvey, died March 20, 1826, aged 77 

Rhoda Hervey died March 6, 1776, aged 4 years and 4 months. 

Philip Hervey died July 5, 1775, aged 1 year and 3 months. 

Philip died at Demarara, Oct. 15, 1795, aged 20 years. 
Children of Philip and Elizabeth Hervey. 

Betsey, wife of Col. Paul Harvey, died Sept. 11, 1823, aged 34 years. 
[This stone stands in the Greene family row.] 

Ramsford Harvey, son of Joseph and Betsey Harvey, died Aug. 6, 1833, 
aged 1 year. 

Joseph H. Harvey, son of Henry and Elvira Harvey, died Feb. 14, 1845, 
aged 3 months and 15 days. 

Roger Haskel died May 20, 1759, in his 69th year. 

Mary Haskel died March 29, 1752, in her 52d year. 

Roger Haskell died Aug. 14, 1791, in his 55th year. 

John Haskell died Jan. 14, 1762, aged 23 years, 10 months and 12 

Chloe, wife of Benjamin Haskel, died May 20, 1769, in her 25th year. 

Sarah Haskel, daughter of Roger and Anna Haskel, died Oct. 2, 1778, 
in her 6th year. 

Gideon Haskel died June 16, 1798, in his 72d year. 

Ruth, wife of Nathan Herrick, died Dec. 21, 1815, aged 60. [Her first 
husband was Paul Hervey, q. v.~\ 

Benjamin Hillard died May 5, 1801, in his 49th year. 

124 Inscriptions at Preston, Conn. [April, 

Sabra, wife of Benjamin Hillard, died April 5, 1808, in her 17th year. 

Capt. Moses Hillard died Sept. .'30, 1837, aged 57 years. 

Sally, wife of Moses Hillard, and daughter of the late ('apt. William 
Pride, died Sept. 26, 1823, aged 43 years. [See Pride.] 

Sarah Hillard, wile of T. C. Stewart and daughter of .Moses and Sally 
Hillard. died at Pass Cavello, Texas, May 10, 1852, aged 34 yea [See 

Martha, wife of Capt. Moses Hillard. died Sept. 29, 1850, aged GO years. 

Capt. Chester Hillard died at Havana, Oct. 27, 1817, aged 31 years. 

Benjamin F. Hillard was lost at sea near the coast of Spain, July 28, 
1820, aged^ 19 years. 

George W. Hillard died in the island of Medeira, March 3, 18-30, aged 
33 years. Also his wife Sarah C. Hillard died at the same place, Nov. 18, 

1829, a^ed 29 years. 

Col. Russell Hinckley died April 13, 1845, aged 41 years. 

Sophia, wife of Col. Russell Hinckley, died May 3, 1837, aged 37 years. 

Russell Hiram Hinckley died July 3, 1629, aged 1 year and 7 months. 

Frederick J. Hinckley died June 19, 1831, aged 3 days. 

Russell W. Hinckley was drowned in the River Thames Sept. 2, 1835, 
aged 6 years. 

Frances S. Hinckley died Jan. 14, 1839, aged 7 years. 
Children of Russell and Sophia Hinckley. 

Samuel Ilolden died July 12, 1826, aged 61 years. 

Ruth, relict of Samuel Holden, died Aug. 2, 1839, aged 74 years. 

Rebekah, daughter of Samuel and Ruth Holden, died Sept. 22, 1806, in 
her 11th vear. 

Jacob Newton died Sept. 16, 1843, aged 95 years. 

Lydia, widow of Jacob Newton, died Sept. 24, 1852, aged 96 years. 

Benjamin Olin died July 31, 1848, aged 80 years. 

Sally, wife of Benjamin Olin, died July 5, 1841, aged 68 years. 

Mr. Jesse Palmer died Aug. 10, 1807, aged Go years. 

Mrs. Abigail, relect of Jesse Palmer, died June 14, 1825, aged 63 years. 

Capt. William Pride died Jan. 9, 1811, aged 71 years. 

Abigail, relict of Capt. William Pride, died July 3, 1835, aged 90 years. 

Sally, wife of Moses Hillard and daughter of the late Capt. William 
Pride, died Sept. 26, 1823, aged 43 years. [See Hillard.] 

Capt Robert Pride died Aug. 10, 1819, aged 51 years. 

Capt. James Richards died Feb. 19, 1778, aged 36 years. Also James 
Richards, Jr., died in Demerara, July 8, 1801, aged 23 years. 

Deacon Joseph Roth died May 10, 1774, aged 55 years. 

Sarah, wife of Deacon Joseph Roth, died [broken]. 

Samuel Roath died Dec. 28, 1801, in his <s:>d year. 

Martha, relict of Samuel Roath, died March 26, 1818, in her 88th year. 

Charlotte, wife'of Zebulon R. Bobbins, died Aug. 26, 1830, aged 24 

Infant daughter of Zebulon R. and Charlotte Robbins, died July 18, 

1830, aged 1J months. 

[A tomb bears this inscription:] (apt. John Smith. 1780. 

Samuel Stebbins died Nov. 6, 18.'i8, aged 56 years. 

Sarah Hillard, wife of T. C. Stewart and daughter of Moses and Sally 
Hillard. died at Pass Cavallo, Texas, Mav 10, 1852, aged 34 years. [See 

Ezekiel Story died Aug. 20, 1752, in his 52d year. 

1906.] The Belcher Families. 125 

Jabez Story died June 10, 1817, aged 84 years. 

Hannah, wife of Jabez Story, died Jan. 27, 1807, in her 73d year. 

James S. Story died Nov. 8, 1778, in his 16th year. 

Lucy Story died March 21, 1774, in her 16th year. 

Mary Story died June 26, 1782, in her 22d year. 
Children of Jabez and Hannah Story. 

Jonathan Truman died Oct. 28, 1833, aged 70 years. 

Mary, wife of Jonathan Truman, died Oct. 16, 1843, aged 78 years. 

Capt. William H. Truman, son of Jonathan and Mary Truman, died at 
sea, on the coast of Africa, May 21, 1835, aged 27 years. 

Rev. Jabez Wight, late Pastor of the Church of Christ in the 2d Society 
of Preston, who, in the 52cl year of his ministry and the 82d of his age, 
on the 15th day of Sept. 1785, entered into the joy of his Lord. 

Ruth, consort of Rev. Jabez Wright, died March 16, 1766, aged 63 

Capt. Jabez Wight died Aug. 9, 1787, aged 59 years. 

Sarah, relict of Capt. Jabez Wight, died Oct. 3, 1788, aged 60 years. 

Capt. John Williams died Jan. 11, 1741, aged 61 years, 10 months and 
22 days. 

Mary, wife of Capt. John Williams, died March 9, 1745, in her 67th 

William Williams, son of Joseph and Eunice Williams, died Nov. 17, 
1750, in his 2d year. 

Hannah, wife of Joseph Williams, died Sept. 28, 1744, in her 22d year. 

John Williams, son of Joseph and Hannah Williams, died March 27, 
1745, in his 2d year. 

Joseph Williams died March 10, 1768, in his 38th year. 

Simeon Williams died Oct. 19, 1792, aged 18 years. 

Betsey Williams died Dec. 13, 1792, aged 26 years. 
Children of Simeon and Anna Williams. 

Moses Williams died April 8, 1803, aged 80 years. 


By Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Esq. 

The name Belcher is of great antiquity in England, being found as 
early as 1176, when Ralph Belcher was witness to a deed. (Historical 
Collections of Staffordshire, Vol. 1, page 291.) The name is uncommon, 
however, and is found mostly in the county of Warwick and the surround- 
ing counties of Stafford, Worcester, Oxford, Wilts, and Northampton. One 
line of the family was seated at Guilsborough in Northamptonshire for 
several generations, and was lineally descended from Hugh Belcher of 
Needwood, co. Stafford, who was living in the reign of Edward IV., about 
1470. This branch of the family held landed estates, and bore for arms 
" Paly of six or and gules, a chief vair"\ and their pedigree was entered in 
the Visitation of Northamptonshire in 1619, and also in the Visitation of 
Warwickshire of the same year. The will of Gregory Belcher, yeoman, 
of Berkeswell, co. Warwick, dated Mar. 20, 1620, mentions wife Joane; 
son Thomas Belcher ; sons-in-law John Bouncy and William Cook ; daugh- 

126 The Belcher Families, [April, 

ters Elizabeth Cook, Isabel Bonney, and Alice Pemberton. (Putnam's His- 
torical Magazine, vol. 4, page 183.) It seems likely that Thomas Belcher, 
son of Gregory of this will, was the Thomas Belcher who lived in the 
hamlet of Wardend, parish of Aston, co. Warwick, where he had three 
children recorded: John, bapt. Aug. 24, 1G04; Gregory, bapt. Mar. 30, 
1GUG; and Margery, bapt. July 9, 1615. Aston is about nine miles 
north-west of Berkeswell. As Gregory 1 Belcher, one of the emigrants to 
New England, in a deposition made in June, 16G5, stated he was then about 
sixty years of age, it seems probable that he was identical with the Greg- 
ory Belcher, son of Thomas, who was born in Aston in 1606, who would 
be in his sixtieth year at the time of the deposition, and of whom no further 
mention appears in the Aston registers, although his brother and sister 
were married there. How these Belchers of Berkeswell and Aston were 
related to the armorial Belchers of Guilsborough has not been ascertained ; 
but doubtless they were of the same original stock. 

There were five persons named Belcher who settled in New England 
before 1650, and from two of them are descended practically all of the 
name in the United States. These five emigrants, in the order of their 
arrival in New England, were : 

I. Mr. Edward 1 Belcher, born about 1595, came to New England 
in 1630 with Governor Winthrop, and was one of the founders of Boston. 
He was the fourth son of William Belcher of Guilsborough, Northamp- 
tonshire, England, and of positive armorial descent, but his male descendants 
became extinct with his grandson. 

II. Jeremy, 1 or Jeremiah, Belcher, born about 1613, came to 
New England in the spring of 1635 and settled in Ipswich, where he died 
in March, 1692-3. He had eleven children, and his descendants are very 
numerous. Nothing is known of his ancestry, but he was probably in some 
degree related to the other emigrants of the name. 

III. Gregory 1 Belcher, born about 1606, came to New England 
about 1637 and settled in Braintree, where he died Nov. 25, 1674. He 
had seven children, and many descendants live in the United States. Fie 
was perhaps the Gregory Belcher, son of Thomas, who was baptized in 
Aston, co. Warwick, England, Mar. 30, 1606, as suggested above. 

IV. Andrew 1 Belcher, born about 1615, son of Thomas Belcher of 
London, and grandson of Robert Belcher, weaver, of Kingswood, Wiltshire, 
England. lie first appears in New England in 1 (539, and settled in Cam- 
bridge. Although there was but one male who married in each generation 
of his descendants, this family attained great distinction. His son Andrew - 
Belcher was a Royal Councillor, and the greatest merchant of his day in 
New England ; his grandson Jonathan* Belcher was Royal Governor of 
Massachusetts and also of New Jersey ; his great-grandson Jonathan 4 
Belcher was Chief Justice and Lieut. Governor of Nova Scotia ; and his 
great-great-grandson Andrew 5 Belcher was a Royal Councillor of Nova 
Scotia, whoso children settled in England, of whom a son, Sir Edward 6 
Belcher, K.C.B., was a distinguished naval officer, attaining the rank of 
Rear Admiral in the British navy. A few descendants remain in England, 
but the Dame is extinct in the United States. 

The descendants of Andrew 1 Belcher have always used the arms of 
the Belchers of Guilsborough, although their descent from that branch has 
not to the writer's knowledge been proven. For a full account of the de- 

1906.] The Belcher Families. 127 

scendants of Andrew 1 Belcher, see Register, ante, vol. 27, pages 239- 

V. Thomas 1 Belcher, stated to have been in the family of Nicholas 1 
Frost of Kittery, as early as 1640, and to have died in 1652. (" Old Eliot, 
Me," vol. 1, pages 87 and 176.) The writer has no further knowledge of 
this individual, who probably died unmarried. It is a curious coincidence 
that, about 1693, John 3 Belcher* of Boston (Josiah 2 , Gregory 1 ) deserted 
his family there and went to Kittery, where he entered the service of 
Charles* 2 Frost, son of Nicholas, 1 and remained in his employ and in that 
of his son and grandson for nearly forty years, until his death in 1730, 
leaving his property to his last employer, Charles 4 Frost. 


1. Mr. Edward Belcher, gent., fourth son of William and Christian 
(Dabridgecourt) Belcher of Guilsborough, Northamptonshire, England, was 
born about 1595, and came to New England in the fleet with Gov. Win- 
throp in 1630, and became one of the founders of Boston. His pedigree 
is recorded in the Visitations of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire in 
1619. Although a member of an armorial family of the landed gentry of 
England, Edward 1 Belcher took a very inconspicuous part in the settle- 
ment of Boston, his descendants soon were reduced to very humble circum- 
stances, and the family became extinct in the male line with the death of 
his grandsons. He was an original member of the First Church in Boston, 
and carried on the business of apipestave culler. His houselot was located 
on the north side of the present Boylston street, between Washington and 
Tremont streets, and he also had a garden on the opposite side of Boyl- 
ston street. In his will he calls himself " Edward Belcher, gent., of Bos- 
ton, late of Guilsborough, Northamptonshire, England." As the witnesses 
to the will were doubtful whether or not he was of sound mind, the will 
was not allowed, and his son was appointed administrator of his estate, on 
Mar. 17, 1672-3. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) The name of his first wife, 
whom he married in England, has not been discovered. He married sec- 
ond, in Boston, about 1650, Christian, sister of William Talmage and 
widow of William Woman, Wormwood, or Wornal. She was admitted to 
the First Church on Apr. 4, 1646, being then wife of Wormwood, by whom 
she had two daughters : Mary, born about 1635, who married her step- 
brother Edward 2 Belcher, Jr. ; and Anne, born about 1638, who married, 
in 1658, Samuel Flack of Boston. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 21, page 647.) 

Child of Edward 1 Belcher, by first wife : 
2. i. Edward, 2 b. about 1627. 

2. Edward 2 Belcher (Edward 1 ), born in England, about 1627, came 
in childhood to Boston, where he became a shipwright. On Apr. 
30, 1670, he and his wife were deeded, by his father, Edward 1 
Belcher, one-half of the latter's real estate. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
vol. 7, page 199.) In 1693, Edward 2 Belcher conveyed this estate 
to his sons-in-law Mark Pilkington and Edward Kettow, although 
these deeds were not recorded until Mar. 12, 1713, about which 

* The suggestion in " Old Eliot," vol. 1, page 87, that this John Belcher was 
grandson of Thomas 1 above mentioned, is certainly erroneous. Perhaps Thomas 1 
Belcher of Kittery was a brother of Gregory 1 of Braintree, and so grand-uncle of 
John 3 of Kittery. 

128 The Belcher Families. [April, 

time it is presumed Edward 8 Belcher died. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
vol. 16, page 176, and vol. 28, page 24.) 

Me married first, Jan. 8, 1655-6, his step-sister Mary, 2 born 
about 1 635, daughter of William and Christian (Talmage) Worm- 
wood" of Boston, who died Mar. 21, 1693; and married second, 
June 24, 1708, when about eighty years of age, Abigail, daughter 
of Roger and Ruth (Stackhouse) llaskins of Beverly, and widow 
of John Swarton. She married third, Nathaniel Clark of Beverly, 
and died about 1730, having had no children by any of her hus- 

Children by first wife : 

i. Satisfaction 3 (son), b. Feb. 23, 1G56-7, bapt. in First Church, 
July 31, 1(570; took the oath of allegiance, Apr. 21, 1679; no fur- 
ther record, and probably d. unmarried. 

ii. Mary, b. Apr. 4, 1059 ; d. young. 

iii. Faith, b. May 15, 1663; m. (1) Cross; m. (2) Nov. 18, 1691, 

Mark Pilkington, cordwainer, of Boston, by whom she had four 
daughters: Mary, b. July 27, 1692, m. Nov. 23, 1709, Richard 
Jenkins; Sarah, b. Jan. 3, 1694-5, m. Jan. 20, 1712-13, James 
Woller; Mercy, b. Oct. 4, 1697, after being published to Richard 
Ould and also to Wi||fom yyolls. m. Jan. 4, 1716-7, John Hall ; and 
Abigail, b. Feb. 12, 1700-1, d. young. The only descendants that 
now exist of Edward 1 Belcher of Boston derive their descent 
through the daughters of Mark and Faith (Belcher) Filkingtou. 

iv. Mercy, b. Feb. 7, 1665-6; m. Dec. 4, 1691, Edward Kettow, sea- 
man, of Boston, who d. about 1701 ; probably no issue. 

v. Martha, b. Sept. 15, 1671 ; cl. young. 


1. Gregory 1 Belcher, born about 1606, was in New England as 
early as 1637, and on Dec. 30, 1639, was granted a lot of 52 acres at 
Mount Wollaston (Braintree), for thirteen heads, paying three shillings 
per acre for the same. (Boston Town Records.) Here he settled, was 
admitted freeman on May 13, 1640, and was made selectman in 1646. 
He deposed in June, 1665, aged about 60 years. (Essex Co. Court Files.) 
By occupation he was a farmer. On July 14, 1664, he purchased of John 
Smith 9 acres of land in Milton, which he gave to his son Joseph Bel- 
cher for a marriage portion. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 4, page 204a.) 
On Jan. 6, 1657-8, he obtained a lease of the Salter farm in Braintree, 
from the estate of William Tyng of Boston; and on Jan. 15, 1666-7, 
Gregory Belcher and others bought the Salter farm for £1900, Belcher's 
interest being one-eighth. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 5, page 229.) On 
Mar. 26, 1670, Gregory Belcher and his son-in-law Alexander Marsh 
purchased the iron works, with 200 acres of land, in Braintree : and on 
May 18, 1671, the same parties bought 40 acres in Braintree plain of 
Henry Crane. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 7, page 172.) 

lie died Nov. 25, 1674. The inventory of his estate, showing a total of 
£629-5-0, was presented by his widow, Jan. 29, 1674-5. (Suffolk Co. Pro- 
bate.) His wife Catherine survived him, and died in the spring of 1680. 
Her will, dated Sept. 3, 1679, proved duly 20, 1680, gives to son Josiah a 
cow "if he molest not my son Moses in his present dwelling and posses- 
sions" ; to son John a cow and a horse; to daughters Elizabeth Gilbert 
and Mary Marsh, and granddaughter Mary Marsh, Borne household effects; 
"to son Moses (who hath all his life carried himself so dutifully to myself 

1906.] The Belcher Families. 129 

and his father) the great bible and the whole house and land he now pos- 
sesses which I declare his father gave him." Sons Moses Belcher and 
Alexander Marsh executors. 

On July 9, 1680, Josiah Belcher of Boston entered a caveat against the 
probate of any will said to be made by his late mother, Catherine Belcher 
of Braintree, widow, deceased, until he be present. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) 
It does not appear, however, that any contest was made over the estate. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth, 2 m. Thomas Gilbert, who was in Braintree in 1646. 
(Mass. Colonial Records, vol. iii, page 67.) Evidently he was the 
" goodman Gilbert" mentioned in Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 5, page 
527, who owned land in Braintree in 1668, adjoining land of 
Thomas Gatlive, whose widow, Prudence, was a witness to the 
will of widow Catherine 1 Belcher. 

2. ii. Josiah, b. about 1631. 

3. iii. John, b. about 1633. 

4. iv. Moses, b. about 1635. 

5. v. Samuel, b. Aug. 24, 1637. 

vi. Mary, b. July 8, 1639; m. Dec. 19, 1655, Alexander Marsh of 

6. vii. Joseph, b. Dec. 25, 1641. 

2. Josiah 2 Belcher {Gregory 1 ), born in 1631, was a wheelwright, 
and settled in Boston, where he acquired an estate on the south- 
easterlv corner of what is now Essex street and Harrison avenue, 
measuring 126 feet on Essex street, and running back 285 feet to 
the water. After the death of his widow, a partition was made of 
this estate among his surviving children, on Sept. 20, 1693, which 
is described and recorded in Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 19, page 158. 
Further deeds in relation to this property show that all his sons, 
except John and Benjamin, died without issue, and apparently un- 
married, and that the daughter Dorothy died without issue soon 
after her marriage. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 40, page 225 ; vol. 41, 
page 210; vol. 46, page 90; and vol. 41, page 212.) 

He was one of the founders of the third, or Old South, Church, 
and died Apr. 3, 1683, aged 52, being buried in the Granary bury- 
ing ground, where his gravestone still remains. His will, made 
the day of his decease, names wife Ranis, sons John, Jonathan, 
Joseph, Edward, Nathan and Benjamin, and daughters Elizabeth, 
Rebecca, Anna, Dorothy, Abigail, and Ruth. (Suffolk Co. Pro- 
bate.) He married, Mar. 3, 1654-5, Ranis, 2 born June 4, 1638, 
daughter of Elder Edward 1 and Elizabeth Rainsford of Boston. 
She died Oct, 2, 1691. 
Children : 

i. Josiah, 3 b. Dec. 23, 1655; served in Capt. James Oliver's Co. in 
the Narraganset campaign in King Philip's War, and took part in 
the Great Swamp Fight, Dec. 19, 1675. He died unmarried, and 
was evidently the Josiah Belcher who was drowned at Weymouth 
in the autumn of 1682, as mentioned in Judge Sewall's diary 
(vol. 2, page 19*). 

ii. John, b. Oct. 9, 1657: d. in infancy. 

7. iii. John, b. Dec. 23, 1659. 

iv. Jonathan, b. Sept. 1, 1661; was a goldsmith in Boston, and sold 
his interest in the paternal estate to his brother Edward, Nov. 22, 
1693. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 16, page 220, and vol. 40, page 
225.) He died soon after, unmarried. 

v. Elizabeth, b. July 10, 1663; m. John Paine of Swansey, Mass. 
(Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 35, page 248.) 

130 The Belcher Families. [April, 

vi. Joseph, b. Oct. 4, 1GG5; was a shipwright; d. unmarried, between 
1700 and 1708. (Suflblk Co. Deeds, vol. 40, page 225, and vol. 41, 
page 210.) 

vii. Rebecca, b. Dec. 31, 1667; m. in Lynn, Nov. 30, 1687, Joseph 
Fuller, shipwright, who settled in Boston. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
vol. 40, page 225.) 

viii. Edward, b. Jan. 19, 1669-70; d. unmarried before May 14, 1700. 
(Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 40, page 225.) 

ix. Anna, b. Feb. 13, 1671-2; m. (int. rec. Jan. 26, 1696-7) Joseph 
Johnson, cooper, of Boston. 

x. Dorothy, b. Oct. 28, 1673; m. Feb. 19, 1693-4, Edmund Gross of 
Boston ; she d. soon, without issue. 

xi. Abigail, b. Mar. 10, 1674-5; living unmarried in Boston, June 8, 
1717. (Suffolk Co. Deeds.) 

xii. Nathan, b. 1677; d. July 3, 1699, unmarried. 

xiii. Ruth, b. Dec. 21, 1678 ; m. Dec. 28, 1703, Benjamin Tolman. (Bos- 
ton marriage records incorrectly call her Ruth Fletcher. For 
proof, see Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 41, page 212.) 

8. xiv. Benjamin, b. Mar. 20, 1680-1. 

3. John 2 Belcher {Gregory 1 ), born about 1633, was a husbandman, 

and resided in Braintree. During King Philip's War he performed 
several months' service in the spring and summer of 1676 in the 
garrisons at Northampton, Milton and Medfield. He died intestate 
in 1693, leaving a very small estate, his son Josiah 8 Belcher being 
appointed administrator, Nov. 16, 1693. The inventory of the es- 
tate, valued at only £27-7-0, mentions " a poore house and ten 
acres of land, a piece of salt marsh, a* little poore household 
goods, and an old spitt." (Suffolk Co. Probate.) He married, 

about 1655, Sarah , who survived him. 

Children : 

i. Sarah, 3 b. June 27, 1656; m. Nov. 13, 1677, Samuel Irons of 

ii. John, b. Jan. 1, d. Feb. 9, 1658-9. 

9. iii. Joseph, b. Feb. 23, 1660-1. 

iv. John, b. Mar. 10, d. Mar. 11, 1662. 
v. Hannah, b. Apr. 6, 1664. 
vi. Mary, b. Dec. 26, 1666. 
10. vii. Josiah, b. June 26, 1669. 

viii. Ruth, b. about 1672; d. June 23, 1675. 

4. Moses 2 Belcher {Gregory 1 ), born about 1635, was a husbandman, 

and resided in Braintree, inheriting his father's homestead. He is 
called " Corporal" Belcher on the records. He died July 5, 1691, 
and in his will, dated three days before, he mentions his wife ; 
daughter Mary Bass ; other daughters to have portions equal to that 
given to Mary; son Moses (then under age) to have the whole 
homestead ; brother Alexander Marsh and cousin Joseph Belcher 
overseers; wife sole executor. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) 

lie married, May 23, 1666, Mary Nash, probably a daughter of 
James and Alice Nash of Weymouth, Mass., as Moses Belcher was 
a witness on a deed made by them, May 22, 1666, the day before 
his marriage. (Suffolk Co Deeds, vol. 5. page 82.) 

On Dec. 30, 1707, Mary Belcher, widow, and Anna Belcher, 
spinster, Moses Belcher, Joseph Bass, Ichabod Allen and Elizabeth 
his wife, Jabez Atliern and Katherine his wife, and Joseph Brackett 
and Mehitable his wife, being all the children of Moses and Mary 
Belcher, conveyed land of said Moses deceased. (Suffolk Deeds, 
vol. 86, page 70.) 

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Children : 

i. Mary, 3 b. Sept. 8, 1668 ; m. June 5, 1688, Joseph Bass of Braintree. 

ii. Sarah, b. Mar. 2, 1670-1 ; d. young, 

iii. Mercy, b. Mar. 2, 1671-2; d. young. 

11. iv. A son [Moses], b. 1674. 

v. Mehitable, b. Sept. 12, 1676; m. Dec. 25, 1701, Joseph Bracket of 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 25, 1679; m. Dec. 25, 1701, Ichabod Allen of 

Martha's Vineyard, 
vii. Catherine, b. Nov. 23, 1681 ; d. Aug. 13, 1682. 
viii. Anna, b. May 21, 1684; m. Oct. 10, 1717, Nathaniel Wardell of 

ix. Catherine, b. July 5, 1686; m. Nov. 30, 1705, Jabez Athearn of 
Martha's Vineyard; d. Apr. 3, 1752. 

5. Samuel 2 Belcher (Gregory 1 ), born Aug. 24, 1637, resided in 

Braintree, where he died June 17, 1679. On May 6, 1680, ad- 
ministration on his estate was granted " to Roger Billing, Alexander 
March, and Moses Belcher- his father-in-law and two of his brothers." 
(Suffolk Co. Probate.) The inventory was £576-17-6. On Mar. 
4, 1696, Thomas French and Elizabeth his wife conveyed to their 
brother Gregory Belcher their interest in the estate of their father 
Samuel Belcher. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 41, page 249.) On the 
same day, John Sanders of Westerly and Silence his wife conveyed 
their interest in the estate of their father Samuel Belcher. (Suffolk 
Co. Deeds, vol. 41, page 250.) On Sept. 21, 1693, Moses Belcher 
of Dorchester conveyed his interest in the estate of his father, 
Samuel Belcher, to his brother Gregory (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 41, 
page 252). On Aug. 8, 1727, William Wattle and Abigail his wife, 
of Lebanon, Conn., conveyed to their brother Samuel Belcher their 
interest in the estate of their late mother Niles, deceased, in the 
estate of her former husband Samuel Belcher. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
vol. 41, page 253.) Samuel 2 Belcher married, Dec. 15, 1663, Mary, 
daughter of Roger Billings of Dorchester, Mass. She married sec- 
ond, Apr. 20, 1680, Samuel Niles of Braintree. 
Children : 

12. i. Gregory, 3 b. Feb. 28, 1664-5. 

13. ii. Samuel, b. Sept. 21, 1666. 

iii. William, b. May 3, 1668 ; served in Capt. John Withington's Co. 
in the expedition against Quebec iu 1690; was a blacksmith; d. 
unmarried, in 1701 ; his brother Gregory appointed administra- 
tor. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) 

iv. Mary, b. Oct. 16, 1670; m. Dec. 16, 1696, Capt. Nathaniel Vose of 
Milton, who d. Oct. 10, 1753; d. June 22, 1758. 

14. v. Moses, b. Aug. 4, 1672. 

vi. Abigail, b. Oct. 24, 1674; m. Apr. 28, 1697, William Waddel of 

Stonington, and later of Lebanon, Conn, 
vii. Elizabeth, b. June 22, 1677 ; m. Thomas French of Braintree. 
viii. Silence, b. June 24, 1679 ; m. John Sanders of Westerly, R. I. 

6. Joseph 2 Belcher ( Gregory 1 ), born Dec. 25, 1641, on his marriage 

was given by his father 9 acres of land in Milton, where he set- 
tled (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. iv., page 204). His wife Rebecca 
was sole heiress to large tracts of land in Dorchester and Milton, 
from the estate of her father ; but evidently incompatibility made 
their domestic life unhappy, causing a temporary separation and a 
vol. lx. 10 

132 The Belcher Families. [April, 

summons before the General Court. By the efforts of friends, how- 
ever, a reconciliation was effected. (Dedham Historical Register, 
vol. 12, page 41.) On the breaking out of King Philip's War, 
Joseph Belcher served as quartermaster in the cavalry troop of Capt. 
Thomas Prentice in the first expedition against King Philip at Mt. 
Hope, and in a skirmish with the Indians at Swansey, on June 28, 
1675, he distinguished himself by great bravery, being badly 
wounded in the knee, and having his horse shot under him. He 
died about 1678, the inventory of his estate, amounting to £472-4-9, 
being presented on Feb. 7, 1678-9. (Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 12, 
page 318.) He married, in 1664, Rebecca, 2 baptized July 7, 1650, 
daughter of John 1 and Ann Gill of Dorchester. 
Children : 

i. Anne, 3 b. in 1665 ; m. in 1682, Rowland Storey of Boston. 

ii. John, b. Apr. 2, 1667; d. Feb. 2, 1681-2. 
15. iii. Joseph, b. May 14, 1669. 

iv. Rebecca, b. Nov. 12, 1671 ; m. June 25, 1690, Samuel Miller of Re- 
hoboth, later of Milton. 

v. Patience, b. Dec. 5, 1674. 

vi. Mary, bapt. Nov. 12, 1676; m. Sept. 23, 1696, Benjamin Fenno of 

vii. Gill, b. Sept. 22, 1678 ; was a sea captain in Boston, where he 
married, Sept. 21, 1702, Mary Howard. On Oct. 26, 1702, he gave 
power of attorney to his wife to dispose of his property, and on 
Sept. 3, 1703, she mortgaged his property in Boston. * (Suffolk 
Co. Deeds, vol. 21, page 376.) On Feb. 6, 1705-6, Samuel Sew- 
all sent a letter to Rev. Joseph Lord in Dorchester, South Caro- 
lina, by Capt. Gill Belcher. (6 Mass. Hist. Society Coll., vol. 
I, page 324.) No further trace of Gill Belcher has been found in 
New England ; and he may have settled in South Carolina or been 
lost at sea. One Mary Belcher, possibly his widow, m. in Bos- 
ton, June 7, 1716, John Flagg. In 1765, a Gill Belcher of Hebron, 
Conn., perhaps a grandson of Capt. Gill, 3 bought land in Great 
Barrington, Mass. 

7. John 3 Belcher (Josiah, 2 Gregory 1 ), born in Boston, Dec. 23, 1659, 
was baptized in the First Church, April 3, 1664, and admitted to 
the Old South Church, Apr. 30, 1680. By occupation he was a 
ship carpenter. In 1690 he was in the military service and sta- 
tioned at Kittery, Me., and was dismissed and sent home on Nov. 
9 of that year. (Me. Hist. Coll. Series 2, vol. 5, page 160.) He 
resided in Boston until about 1693, when he went to Kittery, Me., 
and entered the employ of the Frost family, who were extensive 
shipbuilders, where he continued until his death in 1730. His 
will, dated Feb. 17, 1729-30, calls himself " John Belcher, joiner, of 
Kittery, eldest son of Josiah Belcher of Boston," and states he has 
lived with the Frosts for near about forty years and none of his 
relatives have assisted him, and therefore he leaves all his property 
to Charles Frost. (York Wills, vol. 4, page 130; also Suffolk 
Co. Deeds, vol. 46, page 90.) Presumably it was this John 8 Belcher 
who married Theodora , in 1688, and had two children bap- 
tized in the Old South Church in Boston. He evidently deserted 
his family when he went to Maine in 1693, as his wife Theodora 
remained in Boston and married second, Dec. 9, 1698, Simon Lee, 
married third, Nov. 20, 1700, William Darnton, and married fourth, 
Sept. 13, 1709, Francis Pomeroy. 









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Children of John 3 and Theodora : 

16. i. John, 4 b. Dec. 11, 1689 ; bapt. in Old South Church, May 31, 1691. 
ii. Mary, bapt. in Old South Church, Dec. 11, 1693; m. Oct. 7, 1712, 
John Milton of Boston, and had a son John,* b. in 1713, and a dau. 
Theodora, b. in 1715. 

8. Benjamin 3 Belcher (Josiah, 2 Gregory 1 ), born in Boston, Mar. 20, 

1680-1, was a shipwright, and about 1703 settled in Newport, R. I. 
(Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 41, page 210.) He was admitted freeman 
of R. I., May 6, 1707, and died about 1719. The information 
herein given of his descendants needs further verification. He mar- 
ried first, Phebe , who died after 1711 ; and married second, 

about 1715, Sarah, born Aug. 13, 1690, daughter of Arnold and 
Sarah Collins of Newport. She married second, about 1720, Josiah 
Bliss of Middletown, R. I. 
Children by first wife : 

Benjamin, 4 b. Nov. 7, 1704. 
Phebe, b. June 11, 1708. 
Edward, b. Aug. 24, 1711. 

Children by second wife : 

Arnold, b. about 1715. 

Sarah (perhaps),- bapt. May 17, 1717. 

9. Joseph 8 Belcher (John, 2 Gregory 1 ) was born Feb. 23, 1660-1, 

and after his birth record, appears no further in any town, church, 
deed, or probate record that has been found by the writer. Never- 
theless, it appears he had a family, as in the diary of John Marshall 
of Braintree is the following entry : " Joseph Belcher's child died 
Mar. 8, 1700-1." On Mar. 20, 1726, Joseph Belcher and his son, 
from Braintree, were warned from Boston. (Boston Record Com. 
Report, No. 13, page 154.) 

It seems likely that he was father of the following Belchers who 
cannot otherwise be placed : 

i. Mercy, m. in Boston, Nov. 11, 1709, Benjamin Johns, 
ii. Hannah, m. in Boston, May 25, 1713, Anthony Ennis. 
ii. Elizabeth, m. in Boston, Jan. 4, 1715-16, Alexander Fullerton. 

Possibly, however, she was dau. of Josiah 3 Belcher, 
iv. Mary Belcher, m. in Boston, June 7, 1716, John Flagg (then in 

middle life) , as his second wife. But possibly she was the widow 

of Gill 3 Belcher as previously suggested. 
v. A son, perhaps the Joseph Belcher, seaman, on ship " King George " 

in 1758, referred to under Josiah 3 Belcher. 

10. Josiah 8 Belcher (John, 2 Gregory 1 ), born in Braintree, June 26, 
1669, was a cordwainer, and lived in Braintree until Jan., 1713- 
14, when he went to Watertown, from whence he was warned two 
months afterwards. Later we find him in Boston, being warned from 
there before July 29, 1723. He then lived at Marblehead for a 
short time, but returned soon to Boston, he and his wife and two 
sons being warned in Boston on May 22, 1725. He remained, 
nevertheless, and on Feb. 25, 1726, bought of Thomas Bill (presu- 
mably his son-in-law) a portion of the dwelling house of the latter 
in Blackhorse lane, which he and his wife Margaret sold back to 
Thomas Bill, on Jan. 5, 1729-30. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 40, 

134 The Belcher Families. [April, 

page 2G6, and vol. 44, page 47.) This deal was probably for the 
purpose of securing a residence for Josiah and Margaret Belcher 
with their daughter Ruth Bill in Boston, free from the molestations 
of the authorities. In 1734, Josiah Belcher was refused a liquor 
license. No further record appears of him. He married Margaret, 
born May 11, 1670, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Ladd) 
llayden of Braintree. 

Children : 

20. i. Jonx, 4 b. Aug. 28, 1694. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. May 25, 1G97; perhaps m. Jan. 4, 1715-16, Alexander 

Fullerton of Boston, 
iii. Margaret, b. Apr. 8, 1699. 
iv. Ruth (probably), b. about 1702; m. June 6, 1723, Thomas Bill, 

shipwright, of Boston. 
v. A son, name undiscovered. 
vi. Joseph, b. Nov. 1, 1709. Perhaps the Joseph Belcher of Braintree 

who served as seaman on the ship " King George," from Mar. 15 

to Oct. 21, 1758; no further record. 

11. Moses 8 Belcher (Moses," 1 Gregory 1 ), born in Braintree in 1674, in- 

herited the farm occupied by his father and grandfather, and resided 
in Braintree until his death, about 1745. He was called " Sr." 
on the records, to distinguish him from his cousin Moses 4 Belcher 
(born in 1692, son of Samuel 8 ). Moses Belcher, Sr., held numerous 
minor town offices, such as fence viewer, constable, hogreive, and 
surveyor of highways, between the years 1712 and 1733. His 
name occurs in several land transactions, but no probate records 
of his estate appear. He married first, May 20, 1715, Anne, born 
about 1696, daughter of Samuel and Anne (Clay) Sarson of Mar- 
tha's Vineyard, who died Jan. 28, 1721-2, having had three chil- 
dren ; and married second, Jan. 3, 1726-7, Alice, born June 9, 1698, 
daughter of Dr. John and Sarah (Newton) Wilson of Braintree, and 
great-granddaughter of Rev. John Wilson, first pastor of the First 
Church in Boston. She died without issue, in 1754. 
Children by first wife : 

21. i. Moses, 4 b. Mar. 8, 1715-16. 

ii. Anne, b. May 19, 1718; probably in. Aug. 11, 1748, as his second 

wife, Maj. Joseph Crosby of Braintree. 
iii. Mary, b. Dec. 11, 1720; d. Aug. 18, 1725. 

12. Dea. Gregory 3 Belcher (Samuel," 1 Gregory 1 ), born in Braintree, 

Feb. 28, 1664-5, always resided there, where he held many minor 
town offices, and was deacon in the church for many years. Besides 
carrying on farming, he also followed the occupation of shipwright 
and carpenter. He was killed in an accident, by a plough, July 4, 
1727. He married, Mar. 25, 1689-90, Elizabeth, born in 1669, 
daughter of John and Rebecca (Farns worth) Ruggles of Braintree, 
who die.! Nov. 22, 1748. 
Children : 

22. i. Gregory, 4 b. June 19, 1691. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 31, d. Dec. 30, 1G93. 

iii. Rebecca, b. Nov. 30, 1694; m. (1) Sept. 14, 1720, Henry Carley, 
who (I. at sea, Sept. 24, 1721, while on a return voyage from Ire- 
land to New England; in. (2) July i. 1727, Dr. Jacob Salman- 
thorp of Braintree. (Sullblk Co. Deeds', vol. 41, p. 253.) 

1906.] The Belcher Families, 135 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 30, 1696-7; m. Feb. 12, 1724-5, David Bass of 

23. v. Samuel, b. Aug, 19, 1699. 

vi. Ruth, b. Apr. 6, 1702; m. Oct. 10, 1728, Joseph Eddy of Bristol. 

24. vii. Joseph, b. Aug. 19, 1704. 

viii. Catherine, b. Dec. 24, 1706; m. (1) Nov. 30, 1732, William Clough 
of Boston; m. (2) Dec. 5, 1734, Rev. Elisha Eaton, Harvard Col- 
lege 1729, minister at Randolph, Mass. 

ix. Benjamin, b. May 17, d. June 5, 1709. 

x. Abigail, b. May 24, 1711; m. Aug. 2, 1733, James Brackett of 


13. Samuel 3 Belcher {Samuel, 2 Gregory 1 ), born Sept. 21, 1666, was a 

farmer and resided in Braintree, where he held various minor town 
offices, and died Dec. 19, 1714. He married, in 1688, Comfort, 
born in 1666, daughter of John and Jael (Thayer) Harbour of 
Braintree and Mendon. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 17, page 216.) 
She married second, Jan. 10, 1722-3 (or Aug. 13, 1723), Stephen 
Crane of Braintree, and died in Milton, Dec. 21, 1745. Her will, 
dated 1744, mentions sons Moses and Nathaniel Belcher ; daughter 
Mary Wales deceased ; daughter Deborah Holten ; and daughter 
Zipporah Curtis. 
Children : 

i. Samuel, 4 bapt. Mar. 3, 1688-9; d. in infancy, 
ii. Samuel, bapt. Apr. 5, 1691; d. June 4, 1692. 

25. iii. Moses, b. Dec. 16, 1692. 

iv. Deborah, b. Feb. 11, 1694-5; m. July 20, 1721, Nathaniel Houghton 
of Milton. (The Braintree records erroneously give his marriage 
to Mary Belcher.) 

v. Mary, b. June, 1697; m. Jan. 13, 1718-19, Thomas Wales of Brain- 

vi. William, b. July 14, d. Aug. 3, 1699. 

vii. Nathaniel, b. July 25, 1700. 

viii. Sarah, b. Jan. 14, 1702-3; d. Jan. 14, 1716-17. 

ix. Zipporah, b. Aug. 27, 1704; m. Jan. 7, 1723-4, John Curtis of 

x. Anne, b. July 19, d. Aug. 3, 1706. 

14. Dea. Moses 3 Belcher {Samuel 2 Gregory 1 ), born Aug. 14, 1672, 

purchased a farm in Milton, where he resided until 1720, when he 
removed to Preston, Conn., where he died May 4, 1728. He and 
his wife were admitted to the Milton Church, Jan. 19, 1695-6, and 
dismissed to the second Preston church, Nov. 13, 1720, where he 
was elected one of the first deacons. In 1721, he represented Pres- 
ton in the Connecticut General Assembly. On Sept. 12, 1729, 
Hannah Belcher, widow, William. Belcher, Elijah Belcher, Stephen 
Tucker and Hannah his wife, all of Preston, Conn., and Ebenezer 
Clapp and Abigail his wife, of Stoughton, conveyed their interest in 
the land grant of George Lyon. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 49, page 

He married, Dec. 19, 1694, Hannah, born Nov. 14, 1673, daugh- 
ter of George and Hannah (Tolman) Lyon of Milton, who died 
Aug. 20, 1745, in Preston. 

Children : 

i. Hannah, 4 b. Sept. 29, 1695 ; m. Aug. 30, 1716, Stephen Tucker of 

Milton, later of Preston, Conn. 
ii. Abigail, b. Sept. 18, 1697; m. Feb. 4, 1719-20, Ebenezer Clapp of 

Milton, later of Stoughton. 

136 The Belcher Families. [April, 

iii. Moses, b. May 5, 1G99; d. Oct. 13, 1722. 

27. iv. William, b. Dec. 20, 1701. 

28. v. Elijah, b. Dec. 13, 1703. 

vi. Ellsiia, b. Nov. 12, 1706; d. July 20, 172!). 

vii. Mary, b. Dec. 7, 1709; m. Nov. 20, 1729, Moses Tyler of Preston, 

viii. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 23, 1713-14; d. Apr. 20, 1714. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. July 21, 1715; d. Feb. 9, 1718. 
x. Mehitable, b. Nov. 4, 1718; m. Oct. 1, 1741, Timothy Lester of 

Preston, Conn. 

15. Rev. Joseph 3 Belcher {Joseph, 2 Gregory 1 ), born May 14, 1669, in 
youth inherited a considerable estate for those times, which enabled 
him to obtain a liberal education at Harvard College, where he was 
graduated in 1690. He then studied for the ministry, and began to 
preach in Dedham, in the spring of 1692, which resulted in a per- 
manent call, and he was ordained and settled there on Nov. 29, 1693. 
He remained pastor there for nearly 30 years, until the autumn of 
1721, when he was incapacitated by a paralytic shock, and was re- 
moved to the house of his son-in-law Rev. Thomas Walter, in Rox- 
bury, to be under the care of his brother-in-law Dr. Philip Tompson, 
where he died Apr. 27, 1723. His portrait in oil hangs in the 
First Church in Dedham. 

He married, Mar. 8, 1693-4, Abigail, born Nov. 25, 1670, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin and Susanna (Kirkland) Tompson, whose father 
was a graduate of Harvard College, and for many years taught 
school and practiced medicine in Roxbury and Braintree, and also 
was noted as a poet and philosopher. She survived her husband. 

Children : 

i. Abigail, 4 b. Aug. 23, 1695; m. Apr. 14, 1720, Perez Bradford, Har- 
vard College 1717, who taught school in Dedham, Milton, and 

ii. Rebecca, b. Mar. 14, 1696-7; m. Dec. 25, 1718, Rev. Thomas Wal- 
ter of Roxbury, Harvard College 1713. 

iii. Joseph, b. Oct. 16, 1699; Harvard College 1717; taught school in 
Dedham and Milton; d. about 1739; m. Dec. 24, 1731, Elizabeth, 
b. July 3, 1703, dau. of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Breck) Butt of 
Dorchester, who had no children. She m. (2) Dec. 25, 1740, Capt. 
William Hunt of Braintree. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 65, page 228.) 

iv. Mary, b. July 23, 1701 ; d. Jan. 11, 1702-3. 

v. Samuel, b. Mar. 23, 1703-4 ; was a saddler, learning the trade with 
his uncle Benjamin Tompson of Roxbury ; lived in Dedham and 
later in Milton, but about 1730 settled in Windsor, Conn., where 
he afterwards resided; d. Oct. 10, 1756, in an expedition against 
Crown Point, being a member of Capt. Benjamin Allen's Co. ; m. 
Aug. 17, 1732, Mabel, b.. Aug. 19, 1708, dau. of Capt. Thomas and 
Abigail (Edwards) Stoughton of Windsor, Conn. He had no 
children, according to Hinman's "Early Puritans of Conn.," page 
177, which states that the will of Samuel left his estate to his 
wife Mabel and nephew Belcher Richards; but perhaps he was 
father of the Gill Belcher of Hebron, Conn., who bought land in 
Great Barrington, Mass., in 1765 (see 6, vii.). 

vi. Mahy, b. 1706; m. Aug. 10, 1726, Dr. Joseph Richards of Dedham, 
Mass., Harvard College 1721. 

v. Gill, b. Oct. 11, 1711; lived in Milton and Swansey, ami later in 
Dedham, where he d. May 16, 1752, apparently unmarried. 

[To be continued.] 

1906.] Esdras JReade. 137 


By Charles French Read, Esq., of Boston. 

Among the great company of English people who joined in the 
Puritan movement which settled at the Massachusetts Bay early in the 
seventeenth century, the name of Esdras Reade finds a place, and 
it seems proper to publish this brief biography of him, that coming 
generations of his descendants may study the life of their first 
American ancestor of the name. 

The earliest mention of Esdras Reade, which I have as yet found, 
is in the Records of the Town of Boston, under date of December 
24, 1638. The entry reads that :t Esdras Reade, a Taylor, is this 
day allowed to bee an Inhabitant and to have a great lot at Muddy 
River for 4 heads." Muddy River was then a part of Boston, and 
in 1705 became the present town of Brookline. But evidently con- 
ditions in Muddy River were not satisfactory to Esdras Reade, 
owing possibly to the fact that the hamlet was four miles from Bos- 
ton, for we find that after a stay of a few weeks he removed to 
Salem, Mass., the records of that town telling us, under date of 
February 25, 1639, that "Esdras Reade is receaved to be an in- 
hattant at the towne of Salem." 

He received grants of land from the town, joined, with his wife 
Alice, the First Church of Salem, and was made a freeman of the 
Massachusetts Bay Colony, June 2, 1641. While a resident of 
Salem, his two children, Obadiah and Bethiah, the only ones he 
had, were baptized in the First Church, the record being w 1640 31 
3 Two children of Esdras Reade." 

It is evident that the migratory habits of our ancestors of the 
seventeenth century fastened themselves upon the subject of this 
sketch, for in 1644, Esdras Reade with other members of the Salem 
church, including the pastor, Rev. John Fiske, founded the town 
of Wenham, Mass., which was called, before its incorporation, 
Enon, meaning much water. 

While a resident of Wenham, he was a leading citizen of the 
town. Having, with his wife., become a member of the First 
Church of Wenham, when it was organized October 8, 1644, he 
was elected the first deacon, and he also represented the town in 
the General Court in the years 1648 and 1651. 

A few years later brought another change of residence, for in 
1655 he was one of the founders of the town of Chelmsford, Mass. 
A recital of the proceedings which led to the settlement of the new 
town may be interesting. 

To quote from a history of Middlesex County : 

In September, 1654, propositions were made to Rev. John Fiske 
and his church in Wenham to remove to Chelmsford, Mass., and 
the account of the proceedings which resulted in their removal 

138 Esdras Reade, [April, 

there is preserved in the handwriting of Mr. Fiske. It is written 
in the quaint diction of the time, and reads as follows : * A day 
was set of meeting at Chelmsford. Upon the said day set divers 
of ye brethren accompanied ye pastor over unto Chelmsford where 
ye committee and divers others were present. A view was taken 
of ye place. The brethren present satisfied themselves about their 
accommodations, and proposals were then made to ye pastor for 
his accommodation and yearly maintenance, as to be tendered unto 
him by consent of ye whole of inhabitants and in the name of ye 

Soon after their return to Wenham, the larger part of the church, 
with their pastor, decided to accept Chelmsford's proposals. But 
at this time the proceedings were discontinued. We now return to 
Mr. Fiske's account. " Thus the matter lay dormant as 'twere all 
winter, until ye first month '55 at which time Brother Reade coming 
over, enformed us in such wise here at Wenham, as thereupon ye 
paster and ye said engaged brethren demurred upon ye proceedings, 
and some that had sold here at Wenham redeemed their accommo- 
dations again into their possession and a letter was suitably sent by 
Brother Reade to acquaint ye Chelmsford committee how things 
stood, and advised to stead themselves elsewhere." 

The matter was not abandoned. Several letters passed between 
the parties. In June, 1655, a committee went with letters for 
Chelmsford, " with full power to then and there to treat and finalls 
to determine the business between both parties. The matter way 
referred to counsel. This case thus determined on either side, 
preparations were made for ye removal of ye church. Accordingly 
about ye 13 th of ye 9 th month '55 there were met at Chelmsford, ye 
pastor with ye engaged brethren of Wenham, seven in all, to whom 
such of the brethren of Woburne and Concord churches late at 
Wenham presented themselves and testimony given, were by a unani- 
mous vote received in fellowship." 

At the first town meeting in Chelmsford, held November 22, 
1655, Esdras Reade was elected one of a "committee to officiate in 
ordering the publick affaires." 

Three years later found him again on the move, for in 1658 he 
came to live in Boston a second time ; and two years later, in 1660, 
the records of Chelmsford tell us that "John Webb is admitted to 
purchase all the rights and privileges granted by the town of 
Chelmsford to Esdras Reade." He joined with his wife, possibly a 
second one, the Second Church of Boston, August 4, 1661. 

Nine years later he was living in Woburn, Mass., for in the deed 
of a sale of land which he made in 1670, he calls himself f Esdras 
Reade, Taylor of Woburn." But by the following year he had be- 
come a resident of Boston for the third time, as is shown in another 
deed, and he apparently lived there continuously until his death in 

1906.] Inscriptions in Connecticut. 139 

It is probable that his home was situated at the intersection of the 
thoroughfares which we call to-day Salem and Prince Streets. He 
sold this estate, January 12, 1674, to Samuel Brackenbury, physi- 
cian, for the sum of £132, and the deed of sale gives the location 
as w at the intersection of a street that leads from the Second Meet- 
ing House in Boston towards Century Haven and a lane that leads 
from the said street towards Winnissimmet Ferry Place." 

Esdras Reade, and here I quote the inscription on the gravestone 
of another ancestor, "after he had served his generation, by the will 
of God, fell on sleep" in Boston, July 27, 1680, at the advanced age 
of eighty-five years. He lies buried in Copp's Hill Burying Ground, 
Boston, and over his grave is to be seen to-day the double grave- 
stone of himself and his second wife Sarah. It is inscribed in part : 
" Here lyeth buried ye boddy of | Esdras Reade aged 85 Years 
Died | July ye 27 | 1680." 

He died intestate, and his small estate was administered by his 
son, Obadiah Read. The inventory of his property shows that he 
was, until his death, engaged in making a living by his trade, and 
he was possessed of a complement of tailor's tools. 

And so we take leave of Esdras Read, taylor. When he came 
to the now great city of Boston, in 1638, it was a hamlet of about 
thirty families. 

During his life, the Colonies of Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth 
were united in one, and seventy towns were incorporated by the 
General Court. He saw the persecution of the Quakers, and the 
havoc caused by King Philip's War. The closing years of his life 
were passed amid the political disturbances which resulted, four 
years after his death, in the annulment of the Charter of Massa- 
chusetts Bay by King Charles the Second. 


Communicated by Louis Marinus Dewey, Esq., of Westfield, Mass. 


Josiah Benton died 9 Nov., 1783, in 78th year. 

Joseph Fox died 24 May, 1733, in 38th year. 

Hannah wife of Richard Goodrich died 23 Sept., 1721, aged 30 years. 

Naomi Hale died 17 May, 1735, in 79th year. 

Thomas Hale died 17 Jan., 1712, aged about 44 years. 

Thomas Hale died 23 Dec, 1723, in 70th year. 

Thomas Hale died 4 July, 1750, in 66th year. 

Joseph Hill died 8 Nov., 1713, in 64th year. [On a table monument.] 

John Hollister died 13 Dec, 1741, in 73d year. 

140 Inscriptions in Connecticut. [April, 

Elizabeth daughter of John and Abi Hollister died 19 Feb., 1736, in 
22d year. 

Dorothy wife of Thomas Hollister died 5 Oct., 1741, in 64th year. 

Thomas Hollister died 12 Oct., 1741, in 70th year. 

Abraham Kilborn died 20 April, 1770, in 79th year. 

Joseph Kilborn died 11 July, 1790, in 68th year. 

Mary his wife died 14 Aug., 1806, in 84th year. 

Eleazar Kimberly, late Secretary, the first male born in New Haven, 
died 3 Feb., 1709, aged 70. [Table monument.] 

Thomas Kimberly. [No date.] 

Experience wife of Thomas Loveland died 20 Dec, 1772, in 52d year. 

John Loveland died 28 May, 1751, in 40th year. 

Mrs. Mary Loveland died 28 March, 1789, in 74th year. 

John Loveland died 15 Dec, 1794, in 31st year. 

Elizabeth his wife died 3 May, 1846, aged 91. 

Captain Abner Moseley died 11 Feb., 1766, in 66th year. 

Capt. Joseph Maudsly, born 21 Dec, 1670, died 15 Aug., 1719. 

Mrs. Abigail Merick, once the amiable consort of Capt. Joseph Moseley 
of this place, but late relict of Mr. James Merick of Springfield, died 18 
April, 1773, in 93d year. 

Capt. Isaac Mosely died 11 July, 1773, in 61st year. 

Ruth his relict died 5 Sept., 1787, in 71st year. 

Lucretia wife of Dr. Isaac Mosely died 3 Oct., 1770, in 28th year. 

Wm. Mosely. [Monument.] 

Ebenezer Plummer died 29 Nov., 1817, in 91st year. 

Elizabeth his wife died 18 Feb., 1806, aged 73. 

Gershom Smith died 28 Aug., 1747, in 68th year. 

Capt. Richard Smith, Sr., died 4 July, 1716, about 63 years old. 

Mary wife of Richard Smith, Sr., died 7 May, 1704, aged about 86 years. 

Richard Smith died 1774, aged 68. 

Rev. Timothy Stevens died 14 April, 1726, in 61st year. 

Deacon Benjamin Tallcott died 12 Nov., 1727, in 54th year. 

John Webster died 1 Oct., 1781, in 34th year. 

[Others of the Benton, Brown, House, Hubbard, Kinne, Lockwood, 
Risley or Wrisley. Sellew, Talcott, and Wells families appear.] 

East Glastonbury. 

Charles Andrews died 3 June, 1790, in 80th year. 

Mary relict of Charles Andrews died 21 March, 1820, aged 72. 

Elizabeth wife of Charles Andrews died 6 Aug., 1805, in 90th year. 

Samuel Brooks died 2 Aug., 1810, in 43d year. 

Isaac Chalker, pastor of the church at Eastbury, died 28 May, 1765, in 
58th year, and 21st year of his ministry. 

George Covell died 4 May, 1850, aged 68 years. 

Clarissa his wife died 2 Nov., 1817, aged 28. 

James Covell died — Sept., 1776, in 63d year. 

Capt. Samuel Covell died 7 May, 1822, aged 77. 

Mrs. Anna his consort died 8 July, 1816, in 66th year. 

Samuel son of Samuel and Anna Covell died 27 Oct., 1793, in 22d year, 
at Point Peter. 

Pitkin Eells died 25 Dec, 1816, aged 66. 

Mary hid wife died 1 Feb., 1815, aged 57. 

Lieut. Gera Goodale died 8 May, 1813, aged 38. 

1906.] Inscriptions in Connecticut, 141 

Ruth wife of Capt. Joseph Goodale died 29 Jan., 1817, aged 68. 

Joseph Goodale died 11 Oct., 1793, in 75th year. 

Mrs. Betty wife of Moses Goodale died 7 Feb., 1794, in 21st year. 

Clerenda daughter of Capt. Asa and Mrs. Goslee died 28 Aug., 1808, 
aged 3 years. 

Mrs. Elizabeth wife of Joseph Hill died 8 April, o. s., 1754, aged about 
81 years. [A table monument.] 

Prudence Holcomb, former consort of David Hubbard Esq., and late of 
Judah Holcomb Esq., died 29 Nov., 1783, in 83d year. 

Appfeton Holmes. [No date.] 

Annar wife of Theoder Hollister died 12 Nov., 1816, in 70th year. 

Charles Hollister died 2 Feb., 1753, in 5 2d year. 

Deacon Elisha Hollister died 14 Nov., 1800, in 78th year. 

Mrs. Experience his wife died 7 July, 1765, in 38th year. 

Hannah wife of Plen Hollister died 14 May, 1811, aged 62. 

Moley wife of Plen Hollister died 19 March, 1786, in 47th year. 

Deacon Gideon Hollister died 15 Feb., 1785, in 86th year. 

Thomas Hollister died 17 Sept., 1784, in 76th year. 

Daniel House. [No date.] 

David Hubbard died 30 Sept., 1776, in 25th year. 

David Hubbard died 15 Oct., 1760, in 63d year. 

John Kimberly Esq. died 26 April, 1773, in 54th year. 

Mary his wife died 30 June, 1812, aged 88. 

Bezaleel Latimer died 12 Dec, 1811, in 64th year. 

Levi Loveland. [No date.] 

Sarah wife of Jonathan Shirtliff died 26 June, 1813, in 48th year. 

Deborah wife of Elijah Sparks died 16 May, 1824, aged 33. 

Benjamin Strickland died 7 June, 1806, in 76th year. 

Enoch Strickland died 11 Jan., 1758, in 58th year. 

Phebe Strickland wife of John Strickland died 10 June, 1750, in 46th 

Mary wife of Lieut. Stephen Strickland died 26 Aug., 1784, in 60th 

Lieut. Stephen Strickland died 2 May, 1803, aged 84. 

Phoda his consort died 31 Dec, 1822, aged 62. 

Stephen Strickland Jr. died 6 Feb., 1802, aged 45. 

Chloe Treat wife of Jonah Treat died 21 Nov., 1789, in 22d year. 

Peleg Welden died 26 Oct., 1817, aged 77. 

John Wickham died 2 July, 1804, aged 52. 

Asa Williams died 19 April, 1790, in 26th year. 

Eunice wife of Daniel Wright, died 29 May, 1768, in 64th year. 

Samuel Wrisley died 6 Feb., 1756, in 77th year. 

Thomas Wrisley died 1 Jan., 1813, in 88th year. 

[Others of the Brewer, Delin, Hills, Nye, and Wier families appear.] 

At Buckingham P. O. cemetery appear : 
Alfred Benton died 17 May, 1865, aged 75. 
Lorenda his wife died 23 Nov., 1863, aged 69. 

[Also members of the Goodale, Goslee, Hale, House, Howe, Loveland, 
Strickland, and Weir families appear.] 

In District No. 14 Glastonbury appears : 

Nathaniel Tryon died 15 Dec, 1835, aged 70. 
Mary his wife died 24 March, 1866, aged 85. 

142 Descendants of Francis West. [April, 




By Edward E. Cornwall, M.D., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1. " Francis West, a house carpenter by trade, being a sin^e man, 
invited by a Mr. Thomas of Marshfield, Massachusetts, left the town of 
Salisbury in England and came to N. England, and settled in Duxbury, 
Mass., and married Margrey Reeves, by whom he had five children, viz., 
Samuel, Thomas, Peter, Mary and Ruth." So wrote Judge Zebulon West 
(1707-1770), a great-grandson of the emigrant, who probably learned 
these facts from his father, also named Francis (1669-1731), who lived 
with the emigrant in Duxbury until he grew up. 

Francis West married Margaret Reeves, in Duxbury, Feb. 27, 1639, 
and died in that town, Jan. 2, 1692, aged 86. He is spoken of as a car- 
penter in the Duxbury records, and the Plymouth Colony records show 
that he made a pair of stocks for the town of Duxbury in 1640. In 1610 
and 1642 he was a member of the Grand Jury ; in 1642 he bought a house 
and land in Duxbury (Millbrook) ; and in 1643 he was on the list of those 
able to bear arms. He was admitted freeman in Plymouth Colony in 1656. 
In 1658 he was surveyor of highways in Duxbury; constable in 1661 ; and 
in 1662, '69, '74, '78, '80 and '81 was a member of the " Grand Enquest." 
During the last years of his life his son Peter took care of him, and his 
estate, which amounted to only £16: 15 : 00, was given to Peter by the 
Probate Court. 

Children,* probably born in Duxbury : 

2. i. Samuel, 2 b. 1643. 

3. ii. Dr. Thomas, b. 1646. 

4. iii. Peter. 
iv. Mary. 

v. Ruth, b. 1651; d. Dec. 31, 1741, aged 90; m. Nathaniel Skiff. 

2. Samuel 2 West (Francis 1 ), born in 1643, died May 8, 1689, aged 
46, married, Sept. 26, 1668, Tryphosa, daughter of George and 
Sarah (Tracy) Partridge of Duxbury, Mass., who died Nov. 1, 
1701. He lived in Duxbury, where he was constable in 1674. 

Children, born in Duxbury : 

Fkancis, 3 b. Nov. 13, 1669. 

Juen, b. Sept. 8, 1671; d. young. 

Samuel, b. Dec. 23, 1672. 

Pelatiah, b. Mar. 8, 1674; cl. Dec. 7, 1756; m. July 12, 1722, Eliza- 
beth Chandler. Lived in Duxbury, where he w r as seleetman sev- 
eral years. 

Hon. Ebknezer, b. July 22, 1676. 

John, b. Mar. 6, 1679. 
vii. Abigail, b. Sept. 26, 1682 ; m. in 1714, Nathaniel Cole, 
viii. Bathsheba. Mentioned in the Zebulon West manuscript. 

♦Besides the five children mentioned in the Zebulon West Manuscript, two others, 
Pelatiafa and Richard, have been ascribed to Francis West, though it would seem 
without good reason. 





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1906.] Descendants of Francis West. 143 

3. Dr. Thomas 2 West* (Francis 1 ), born in 1646, died Sept. 6, 1706, 

aged 60, married Elizabeth , who died Feb. 16, 1728, aged 

75. He was in Plymouth in 1667 and 1671, and after 1673 re- 
sided in Martha's Vineyard. He was a practicing physician, and 
perhaps also a lawyer, for he was called " The King's Attorney " 
in 1681, and "Their Majesties' Attorney" in 1690. He joined 
the Sabbatarian Baptist Church in Newport in 1692, from which 
he was dismissed in 1702. His will, dated Jan. 15, 1697/8, men- 
tions his six sons, but not his daughters, who, however, are men- 
tioned in a division of his real estate in 1722. His will also 
mentions " my brother Nathaniel Skiff." 

Children, born in Martha's Vineyard : 

i. Abner, 3 b. June 9, 1683; d. 1756; m. Nov. 17, 1707, Jean, dau. of 
Thomas and Elizabeth (Bunker) Look, and widow of John Cottle. 
He was a carpenter in Martha's Vineyard. Among his children 
was Rev. Thomas, 4 who was father of Rev. Samuel, 6 D.D., b. 1738, 
of Boston, and Hon. Benjamin, 5 b. 1746, of Charlestown, N. H. 

ii. Thomas, d. 1728, in R. I., from injuries received in a shipwreck; 
m. Jan. 29, 1713, Mary, dau. of Stephen and Deborah (Skiff) 
Presbury. He was an " innholder," " mariner," and "pilot" in 
Martha's Vineyard. Eight children. 

Hi. Peter, was excommunicated by the Newport Sabbatarian Baptist 
Church, in 1709, because he had " forsaken the Lord's Holy Sab- 
bath and become very vain in his words and actions." He was a 
" planter" in Littletown, Albemarle Co., N. C, in 1715. 

iv. William, mentioned in his father's will. 

v. Dr. Sackfield, m. (1) Apr. 7, 1715, Mary Howes; m. (2) Ruth 
Jenkins; was a physician in Yarmouth and Barnstable, Mass. 
Among his children was Rev. Samuel,* D.D., b. 1730, of New 
Bedford, Mass. 

vi. Judah, m. Sept. 28, 1718, Bethia Keen of Pembroke, Mass. ; lived 
in Plymouth, Mass. Thirteen children. 

vii. Abigail, m. 1722, Joshua Weeks. 

viii. Elizabeth, m. (1) before 1708, John Millard of Newport; m. (2) 
Mar. 25, 1718, Jonathan Sabin of Newport. 

ix. Ruth, m. Edward Cartwright of Martha's Vineyard. 

x. Mary, m. 1717, John Cottle of Martha's Vineyard. 

4. Peter 2 West (Francis 1 ), died Feb. 20, 1720/1, married Patience 

, who died May 8, 1725, in Plympton, Mass. He lived in 

Duxbury, Mass., and inherited his father's estate. 

Children, born in Duxbury : 

i. Mary, 3 b. Oct. 3, 1675 ; d. young. 

ii. Margaret, b. Mar. 12, 1678; m. Jonathan Bryant of Plympton. 

iii. Esther, b. Sept. 20, 1680. 

iv. Ann, b. Feb. 16, 1682; m. May 7, 1705, Elisha Curtis. 

v. William, b. May 4, 1683; m. 1709, Abiah Sprague of Hingham, 

vi. Mary, b. Dec. 7, 1685. 
vii. Benjamin, b. July 7, 1688. 
viii. Elisha, b. Mar. 2, 1693; m. (1) Dec. 10, 1718, Mary Bearse; m. (2) 

Martha . He lived in Kingston and Pembroke, Mass. 

ix. Samuel, b. Apr. 4, 1697. 

* For the account here given of Dr. Thomas West and his children I am indebted 
to the courtesy of Dr. Charles E. Banks, U. S. N., who has furnished it to me from 
the manuscript of his forthcoming History of Martha's Vineyard. 

144 Descendants of Francis West* [April, 

5. Francis 8 West (Samuel? Francis 1 ), born Nov. 13, 1669, died in 

1731, married, Dec. 20, 1696, Mercy, daughter of Captain Joseph 
and Mary (Avery) Minor of Stonington, Conn. He joined the 
church in Stonington, by letter from the church in Preston, Conn., 
Nov. 1, 1702. About 1720 he removed with the first settlers to 
Tolland, Conn., and was the first deacon in the church there, and 
also selectman. 

Children, born in Preston and Stonington : 

i. Mercy, 4 b. Oct. 30, 1697; m. Feb. 14, 1716-7, Nathaniel Wales of 
Windham, Conn. 

9. ii. Samuel, b. 1699. 

10. iii. Joseph, bapt. Nov. 30, 1701. 

11. iv. Amasa, bapt. Mar. 27, 1704. 

12. v. Hon. Zebulon, bapt. Mar. 16, 1707. 

13. vi. Christopher, bapt. June 19, 1709. 

14. vii. Pelatiah, bapt. Sept. 30, 1711. 

6. Samuel 3 West (Samuel? Francis 1 ), born Dec. 23, 1672, probably 

died about 1763, married, June 30, 1709, Martha, daughter of John 
and Mercy (Pabodie) Simmons, and widow of Ebenezer Delano 
of Duxbury, Mass. Her grandmother, Elizabeth (Alden) Pabodie, 
was daughter of John and Priscilla (Mullins) Alden. He lived in 
Duxbury, and, after 1723, in Lebanon, Conn. He was one of the 
organizers, in 1730, of the Goshen Church in Lebanon. 
Children, born in Duxbury : 

15. i. Amos, 4 b. May 29, 1710. 

16. ii. Nathan, b. Aug. 18, 1711. 
iii. Sarah, b. Nov. 8, 1712. 

17. iv. Moses, b. Mar. 4, 1716. 

7. Hon. Ebenezer 3 West (Samuel? Francis 1 ), born July 23, 1676, 

died Oct. 31, 1758, married, Jan. 14, 1713, Susannah, daughter of 
Nathaniel Wales of Windham, Conn., who died Oct. 14, 1723. He 
was an early settler of Lebanon, Conn., where he was constable in 
1713, and was one of the organizers of the Goshen Church in 
Lebanon, in 1730, and its first deacon. He was a Representative 
in the Legislature for 46 sessions, Selectman, Justice of the Peace, 
and Judge of the County Court. His epitaph says he was " a person 
eminent for the strong powers of his mind, the honesty and integrity 
of his heart, and ye seriousness of his virtue. He long and faith- 
fully served ye church of Christ in the office of a deacon, and his 
country in the character of a justice and a judge, and discharged 
duties of every relation with uprightness." 
Children, born in Lebanon : 

i. SARAn, 4 b. Jan. 25, 1714; living in 1746, unmarried. 

18. ii. Hon. Joshua, b. July 30, 1715. 

iii. Bathsiieba, b. Mar. 8, 1717; d. young. 

iv. Susannah, b. Jan. 17, 1719; m. Delano. 

v. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 11, 1721; d. ymiug. 

vi. Jonathan [twin], b. Oct. 2, 1723; d. young. 

vii. David [twin], b. Oct. 2, 1723; d. young. 

8. John 8 West (Samuel? Francis 1 ), born March 6, 1679, died Nov. 17, 

1641, married Deborah , who married second, John Lane 

of Killingworth, Conn. He settled in Lebanon, Conn., before 1714, 

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and was one of the organizers of the Goshen Church in Lebanon, 
in 1730. 

Children, born in Lebanon : 

i. Jerusha, 4 b. Dec. 17, 1708 ; d. young. 

ii. Hannah, b. July 13, 1710 ; m. Feb. 14, 1739-40, Israel Everett of 

19. iii. Nathan, b. Nov. 10, 1712. 

20. iv. John, b. Mar. 12, 1715. 

v. Priscilla, b. July 17, 1717; d. 1730. 
vi. Dorothy, b. Sept. 10, 1719; d. 1730. 

21. vii. Solomon, b. Mar. 15, 1723. 

22. viii. Caleb, b. July 3, 1726. 

9. Samuel 4 West (Francis* Samuel* Francis 1 ), born in 1699, died 
Feb. 3, 1779, married first, Nov. 4, 1724, Sarah, daughter of Jona- 
than Delano, who died Nov., 1752 ; and married second, Nov. 26, 
1754, Abigail, daughter of Ichabod Lathrop. He lived in Tolland, 

Children, born in Tolland : 

i. Prudence, 5 b. Sept. 5, 1726; m. Jan. 17, 1744, Joseph Lathrop. 

ii. Sarah, b. Mar. 21, 1729; m. — Redington. 

iii. Samuel, b. Mar. 30, .1732; m. Mar. 25, 1755, Sarah, dau. of Ichabod 
Lathrop, who d. May 7, 1784, in Pittsfield, Mass. ; lived in Tol- 
land. Children, born in Tolland: 1. Sarah. 6 2. Tryphena. 3. 
Ichabod, served in the Revolution. 4. Stephen, served in the 
Revolution. 5. Frederick. 6. Grace. 7. Prudence. 

iv. Abigail, b. July 22, 1735; d. young. 

v. Abner, b. May 1, 1737; d. 1830; m. July 3, 1760, Mary, dau. of 
Joseph Hatch; lived in Tolland, Conn., and Lee and Richmond, 
Mass. ; served in the expedition for the relief of Fort William 
Henry in the French and Indian War, 1757 ; served in the Revo- 
lution. Children, born in Tolland : 1. Abigail. 6 2. William, 
served in the Revolution. 3. Abner. 4. Mary, m. Abraham Hand. 
5. Submit, m. Samuel Southwick. 6. Susannah, m. Pardon Pierce. 
7. Eley, m. Curtis Stoddard. 8. Sarah, m. Daniel Chamberlain. 

9. Pamelia, m. Curtis Stoddard. 10. Betsey, m. Francis Chevevoy. 
vi. Joanna, b. Dec. 2, 1739 ; m. Smith. 

vii. Elisha, b. Sept. 14, 1742; m. May 23, 1771, Olive Brewster of 
Sharon, Conn. Lived in Stockbridge and Lee, Mass. Children, 
born in Lee : 1. Mary. 6 2. Prudence. 3. Ann. 4. John Brewster. 
Perhaps others. 

viii. Anna, b. Sept. 16, 1745; d. young. 

ix. Anna, b, Sept. 12, 1756. 

x- Ruth, b. Dec. 24, 1759. 

10. Joseph 4 West (Francis,* Samuel, 2 Francis 1 ), baptized Nov. 30, 
1701, died Jan. 27, 1764, aged 64, married, May 19, 1725, Joanna, 
daughter of Jonathan Delano. He lived in Tolland, Conn., and 
was selectman and deacon. 

Children, born in Tolland : 

i. Mary, 5 b. Apr. 21, 1726 ; m. Acloniram Grant. 

ii. Joseph, b. Nov. 2, 1728; m. (1) Dorcas Redington; m. (2) Mar. 

10, 1752, Lois Strong. Children, born in Tolland: I.* Joseph, 6 d. 
young. 2. Sarah. 3. Charles, d. young. 4. Jonathan, cl. young. 
5. Dorcas, d. young. 6. Eunice, d. young. 7. Joseph. 8. Salome. 
9. Hannah. 10. Zadock. 11. Joel, m. Abina Chapman. 

iii. Joanna (or Jane), b. Aug. 21, 1732; m. (1) Dec. 26, 1751, Samuel 
Huntington ; m. (2) William Stanley. 

146 Descendants of Francis West. [April, 

iv. BUFU8, b. Nov. 2, 1735; d. Aug. 12, 1814; m. Nov. 22, 1764, Sarah 
Nye; lived in Tolland; served in the expedition for the relief of 
Fort William Henry in the French and Indian War, 1757. Chil- 
dren, born in Tolland: 1. Grace,* m. John Barnard. 2. Ephraim, 
b. Sept. 3, 1767 ; d. Nov. 2, 1860 ; m. Ruth Cobb ; Representative. 
3. Joel, d. young. 

v. Deborah, b. Jan. 30, 1738; m. Joshua Morgan. 

vi. Bathsheba, b. July 9, 1741; d. Sept. 1, 1774; m. Dec. 5, 1765, 
Jonathan Hatch. 

vii. Andhkw, m. Mehitable Palmer; lived in Tolland, Conn., and Stock- 
bridge, Mass. ; served in the Revolution. Children : 1. Palmer. 6 

2. Jabez. 3. Orville. 4. Jane. 5. Hannah. 6. Abigail. 
viii. EniKALM, b. Dec. 5, 1747; d. Sept. 16, 1760. 

ix. Capt. Jaukz, b. Jan. 30, 1751; d. Nov. 24, 1817; m. May 22, 1788, 
Roxanna, dau. of Samuel Chapman of Tolland, who was b. Nov. 4, 
1763; lived in Tolland; served in the Revolution. Children: 1. 
Aaron. 6 2. Dr. Eber, of Otis, Mass. 3. Eoxanna. 

11. Amasa 4 West (Francis, 8 Samuel, 2 Francis 1 ), baptized March 27, 

1704, married first, Amy, daughter of Joseph Hatch ; and married 
second, Sept. 20, 1757, Bathsheba Gibbs of Sandwich, Mass. He 
lived in Tolland, Mass. 

Children, born in Tolland : 

i. Francis, 5 b. Nov. 1, 1731; d. June 22, 1769; m. Sept. 17, 1751, 
Abigail Strong of Coventry, Conn. ; lived in Tolland, Conn. 
Children, born in Tolland : 1. Beulah,* d. young. 2. Abigail, d. 
young. 3. Dorcas, m. Amaziah Grover of Windham. 4. Amasa, 
d. young. 5. Sarah. 6. Joanna. 7. Francis. 8. Irena, d. young. 

ii. Oliver, b. Oct. 2, 1733; d. Apr. 23, 1816; m. June 20, 1757, Thank- 
ful Nye, who d. Mar. 13, 1806, aged 69; lived in Tolland, Conn., 
and Lee, Mass. Children: 1. Ebenezer, 6 m. Mehitable Nye. 2. 
Anna, cl. young. 3. Amy, m. Seth Nye. 4. Caleb. 5. Amasa. 

6. Joshua, m. Mary Newell. 7. Anna, m. Heman Bradley. 8. 
Sarah. 9. Oliver. 

iii. Phebe, b. Sept. 2, 1735. 

iv. Lucia, b. Aug. 9, 1738. 

v. Rebeckaii, b. Nov. 25, 1740; d. Dec. 10, 1774. 

vi. Amy, b. Dec. 8, 1741; d. Aug. 8, 1756. 

vii. Mercy, b. Sept. 16, 1744. 

viii. Mehitable, b. Feb. 7, 1747 ; d. Mar. 24, 1755. 

ix. Amasa, b. May 1, 1749. 

x. Susan, b. Mar. 8, 1754; d. Mar. 25, 1755. 

xi. Levi, b. Apr. 27, 1760 ; d. Dec. 23, 1808 ; m. 1783, Bathsheba Rider, 
who d. Apr. 30, 1805; lived in Tolland and Lee; served in the 
Revolution. Children, born in Lee: 1. Nabby. 6 2. Nathaniel. 

3. Patty, cl. young. 4. Amasa. 5. Patty. 6. Mercy, d. young. 

7. Ann. 8. Mercy. I 

12. Hon. Zebulon 4 West (Francis, 8 Samuel, 2 Francis^), baptized Nov. 

1G, 1707, died Dec. 4, 1770, aged 64, married first, Oct. 7, 1731, 
Mary, daughter of Jonathan Delano, who died July 26, 1743 ; and 
married second, Feb. 12, 1744, Widow Sarah (Avery) Sluman of 
(iroton, Conn. He lived in Tolland, Conn.; was the first repre- 
sentative from Tolland in the Legislature, and represented the 
town at every session but one until his death, 53 sessions in all ; 
Speaker of the Legislature for 10 sessions; member of the Gover- 
nor's Council ; town clerk ; selectman; .Judge of Probate; Justice 
of the Peace, and of the Quorum; Judge of the Hartford County 
Court ; captain of militia. He held most of these offices at the same 

1906.] Descendants of Francis West. 147 

time, and for long periods. He was author of a manuscript gene- 
alogy of the West Family. 

Children, born in Tolland : 

i. Mary, 5 b. Sept. 17, 1732 ; m. Ephraim Grant. 

ii. Rev. Dr. Stephen, b. Nov. 2, 1735; d. May 13, 1819; m. (1) 
Elizabeth Williams, who d. Sept. 15, 1804; m. (2) Elinor Davis, 
who d. Mar. 14, 1827 ; graduated at Yale, 1756 ; received degree 
of D.D. from Dartmouth; preached iu Stockbridge, Mass., 1759 
to 1818; author of "Essay on the Atonement" and "Essay on 
Moral Agency," both widely celebrated in their day, and of nu- 
merous pamphlets, his fame as a theologian attracting many 
students whom he prepared for the ministry; vice-president of 
the first board of trustees of Williams College. 

iii. Ann, b. Mar. 19, 1738 ; d. Jan. 8, 1775. 

iv. Thankful, b. July 14, 1740; d. Dec. 15, 1754. 

v. Elijah, b. Apr. 6, 1743; d. young. 

vi. Sarah, b. Jan. 27, 1745; d. Aug. 19, 1750. 

vii. Prudence, b. Feb. 16, 1747; d. Aug. 16, 1748. 

viii. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 5, 1748; cl. Feb. 2, 1815; m. Nov. 2, 1771, Lu- 
cretia Woodbridge of Hartford; lived in Tolland, Conn., and 
Stockbridge, Mass. Town clerk of Tolland. Graduated at Yale, 
1768 ; served in the Revolution as Lieutenant. Children, born in 

Tolland: 1. Nancy, 6 m. Chase. 2. Fidelia, m. Josiah 

Jones. 3. Ashbel, m. Delight Rudd. 4. Desire, m. Jabez Dudley. 
5. Bussell, d. young. 6. Anna Woodbridge, m. Horace Chase. 

ix. Dr. Jeremiah, b. July 20, 1753; m. (1) Feb. 8, 1781, Amelia Ely, 
who was b. Dec. 26, 1750, and d. Apr. 28, 1786; m. (2) 1787, 
Martha, dau. of Dr. Thomas Williams of Deerfield, Mass. ; lived 
in Tolland ; was a physician ; graduated at Yale, 1777 ; served five 
years in the Revolution as surgeon; an early member of the So- 
ciety of the Cincinnati; justice of the peace; and representative. 
Children, born in Tolland : 1. Laura, 6 m. Capt. Joseph Abbott. 
2. Fanny, m. Cyrus Williams. 3. Amelia, m. Col. Prentice Wil- 
liams. 4. Francis, m. Fanny Chapman. 5. Cynthia, m. John Ser- 
geant. 6. Julia, d. young. 7. Edmund. 8. Lois, m. (1) 

Post; m. (2) Rev. Nichols. 

x. Desire, b. Aug. 18, 1755 ; d. Jan. 20, 1778 ; m. June 6, 1774, Benoni 

xi. Sarah, b. May 27, 1758 ; d. young. 

13. Christopher 4 West (Francis? Samuel, 2 Francis 1 ), baptized Jan. 9, 
1709, married, Oct. 25, 1732, Amy, daughter of Jonathan Delano, 
He lived in Tolland and Coventry, Conn. 

Children, born in Tolland and Coventry : 

i. Priscilla, 6 b. Aug. 26, 1733. 

ii. Prince, m. Hannah ; lived in Lee, Mass.; town clerk in 

1777. Children, born in Lee : 1. Bathsheba. 6 2. Hannah. 3. John. 

4. Sylvanus, m. Wealthea Tracy. 5. Christopher. 6. Heman. 7. 

Amy. 8. Philo. 9. Ezekiel. 10. Prince, m. Lura Tracy, 
iii. Francis, b. Oct. 30, 1735 ; d. young, 
iv. Jonathan, b. Dec. 30, 1737 ; cl. Sept. 17, 1795 ; m. Elizabeth ; 

lived in Lee, Mass. : served in the Revolution. Children, born in 

Lee: 1. Miner 6 2. David, d. young. 3. Lydia, d. young. 4. 

David. 5. Jared. 6. Betsey. 7. Laura. 8. Jonathan. 9. Thomas. 

10. Lydia, d. young. 11. Lois. 12. Lydia. 13. Alvan. 14. Susannah. 
v. Jerusha, b. Apr. 27, 1740. 
vi. Miner, b. Jan. 9, 1743. 
vii. Lois, b. Apr. 5, 1745. 
viii. Lydia, b. Nov. 24, 1747. 
ix. Mary, b. May 25, 1750. 
x. Sarah, mentioned in the Zebulon West Ms. 

VOL. LX. 11 

148 Descendants of Francis West. [April, 

14. Pelatiah 4 West (Francis,* Samuel? Francis 1 ), baptized Sept. 30, 

1711, died 'July 11,1778, married, Dec. 5, 1734, Elizabeth La- 
throp, who died May 7 , 1800, aged 88. He lived in Tolland, Conn., 
and Lee, Mass. 

Children, born in Tolland : 

i. Elizabeth, 6 b. Sept. 17, 1735. 

ii. Susannah, b. Mar. 28, 1737; m. Oct. 9, 1757, Oziah Strong of Cov- 
entry, Conn, 
iii. Eleazur, b. Nov. 9, 1738; m. Dec. 6, 17G1, Olive Redington ; lived 

in Tolland and Lee. Children: 1. Charles.* 2. Thankful. 3. Olive. 

Perhaps others, 
iv. Hannah, b. Mar. 28, 1740. 
v. Zerviah, b. Aug. 2, 1743. 
vi. Eunice, b. Apr. 30, 1745. 
vii. Elijah, b. Mar. 7, 1747: m. Marah ; lived in Lee. Children, 

born in Lee : 1. Jeduthanf in. Phebe Wilcox. 2. Orange. 3. 

Erastus. 4. Deborah. 5. Pamelia, d. young. 6. Ashbel. 7. 

Wareham. 8. Sahara. 9. Alpheeus. 10. Edna. 
viii. Daniel, b. July 22, 1759; m. Elizabeth Tracy; lived in Lee and 

Lenox, Mass. Children, born in Lee and Lenox: 1. Elizabeth, 

d. young. 2. Zerviah. 3. Thomas Tracy . 4. Daniel. 5. Lucy. 

6. Sally. 7. Ira. 8. Elizabeth. 9. Orson. 10. Pelatiah. 11. Al- 

vah. 12. Eunice. 
ix. Prudence, b. June 1, 1751. 
x. Mary, b. Jan. 28, 1753. 

15. Amos 4 West (Samuel? Samuel? Francis 1 ), born May 29, 1710, 

married, July 21, 1738, Sarah Cutten of Watertown. He lived in 
Lebanon, Conn., Goshen parish. 

Children, born in Lebanon : 

i. Bathsheba, 5 b. May 1, 1739 ; d. young. 

ii. Abigail, b. July 9, 1741. 

iii. Bathsheba, b. July 23, 1743; d. young. 

iv. Sarah, b. Aug. 28, 1745; d. young. 

v. Abiah, b. Mar. 15, 1748 ; d. young. 

vi. Reuben, b. June 6, 1750. 

vii. Simeon, b. May 21, 1751. 

viii. Levi, b. May 20, 1754; served in the Revolution. 

ix. Judah, b. Apr. 4, 1757; served in the Revolution. 

x. Amos, bapt. July 24, 1759 ; served iu the Revolution. 

16. Nathan 4 West (Samuel? Samuel? Francis 1 ), born Aug. 18, 1711, 

married, July 20, 1741, Jerusha, daughter of Gershom and Mary 
(Buel) Hinckley of Lebanon, Conn. He lived in the parish of 
Goshen in Lebanon. 

Children, born in Lebanon : 

i. Jerusha, 6 b. Oct. 21, 1741 ; m. 17G7, Eldad Hunt of Lebanon. 
23. ii. Capt. Samuel, b. Au<r. 23, 174;'.. 

iii. Nathan, b. May 26, 174G; d. young, 
iv. MART, b. June 7, 1747. 
v. Nathan, 1). June 8, 1749. 
vi. LUCY, b. May 16, L751. 
vii. Walter, 1). May 12, 1768. 
viii. Charles, b. Apr. 22, I7.v>: <i. young. 

ix. Charles, b. July 4, 1766; d. Aug. 20, 177S; served in the Revolu- 
tion, and was killed in battle, 
x. Si: i ii, b. June L>, 1 768. 

xi. Calvin, b. June 1 1, 1761. 
xii. George, b. May 18, 1762, 

1906.] Descendants of Francis West. 149 

17. Moses 4 West (Samuel, 8 Samuel, 2 Francis 1 ), born Mar. 4, 1716, mar- 

ried, Aug. 18, 1751, Jemima Eaton of Tolland, Conn. He lived 
in Tolland. 
Children : 

i. Dura, 6 b. Jan. 23, 1752. 

ii. Luna, b. Jan. 9, 1754; m. Mar. 4, 1773, Jobin Bozworth of Lebanon. 

iii. Alvah, d. 1815; m. Susannah ; lived in Stafford, Conn.; 

served in the Revolution. Children: 1. Luna,* m. Samuel Cush- 
man. 2. Amelia. 3. Asa Davis. 4. Susan. 5. Clarissa, m. 
Zachariah Hale. 6. Willis. 7. Horatio. 8. Orrin. 

iv. Anna, mentioned in the Zebulon West Ms. 

18. Hon. Joshua 4 West (Hon. Ebenezer, 8 Samuel, 2 Francis 1 ), born July 

30, 1715, died Nov. 9, 1783, married first, Apr. 16, 1741, Sarah 
Wattles, who died Jan. 20, 1743/4, aged 20; and married second, 
June 24, 1745, Elizabeth, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (Veach) 
Williams of Lebanon, Conn., who died May 16, 1791. He lived 
in Lebanon, Goshen parish ; graduated at Yale, 1738 ; was repre- 
sentative in the Legislature, 27 sessions; judge of the County 
Court ; Captain of militia ; deacon ; and served as Captain in the 
French and Indian War. In 1776, he was appointed by the Con- 
necticut Legislature one of the nine members of the Revolutionary 
Committee of Safety of the Colony. His tombstone says : " His 
natural and amiable disposition, together with a liberal education, 
rendered him much beloved and extensively useful." 

Children, born in Lebanon : 
i. Susannah, 5 b. Apr. 28, 1742 ; m. Dec. 2, 1762, David Mason of Nor- 
ii. Joshua, b. Dec. 12, 1743; d. Apr. 8, 1745. 

iii. Sarah, b. Feb. 15, 1746-7; m. Mar. 25, 1773, William Buel of Leb- 
iv. Lieut. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 17, 1748; d. Nov. 26, 1822; served in the 
Revolution as Lieut. ; was taken prisoner on Long Island, Dec. 
10, 1777, and exchanged Dec. 8, 1780; after he was taken prisoner, 
his horse found its way back to Lebanon alone. 
v. Mary, b. Jan. 11, 1750; d. Sept. 13, 1753. 

vi. Joshua, b. Dec. 20, 1751; cl. May 22, 1839; m. (1) Nov. 5, 1775, 
Hannah Williams, who d. Mar. 26, 1781; m. (2) Mar. 19, 1789, 
Elizabeth Raymond, who cl. 1843, aged 93; lived in Montville, 
Conn. Children : 1. Olive, 6 d. young. 2. John, d. young. 3. 
Capt. Enos, m. Nancy Latham, 
vii. Mary, b. Jan. 2, 1754; m. Dec. 21, 1775, Eliphalet Metcalf. 
viii. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 22, 1756; d. Jan. 9, 1759. 
ix. Jonathan, b. Mar. 3, 1758; d. Mar. 19, 1759. 

x. Jonathan, b. May 31, 1761; m. (1) May 26, 1785, Parthena Clarke; 
m. (2) Nov. 14, 1798, Emma Newcomb ; lived in Lebanon. Chil- 
dren: 1. Elizabeth, m. Samuel Newcomb. 2. Samuel, m. Nan- 
cy Griffin. 3. Joshua, m. Sarah Coggshall. 4. Jonathan, m. 
Sarah Griffin. 5. Parthena, m. Oliver Chatfleld. 6. Mary, m. 
David T. Wood. 7. David P., m. Sally Ladd. 
xi. David, b. July 11, 1763; m. Mercy, dau. of Capt. Gideon Clark; 
lived in Lebanon. Children: 1. Harriet? cl. young. 2. David, d. 
young. 3. Mary, d. young. 4. Charles Ebenezer, m. Lucy Clark. 
5. Jabez, m. Fanny Balch. 
xii. Elijah, b. Aug. 20, 1765, m. and removed to Pennsylvania, 
xiii. Isaac, b. Oct. 11, 1771 ; cl. June 16, 1836; m. and went west, but af- 
ter his wife and children were drowned while crossing Lake Erie, 
he returned to Lebanon. 

19. Nathan 4 West (John? Samuel, 2 Francis 1 ), born Nov. 10, 1712, died 

1801, married Dec. 7, 1738, Mary, daughter of Gershom and Mary 

150 Descendants of Francis West. [April, 

(Buel) Hinckley of Lebanon, Conn. He lived in Bozrah, Conn. 
Children, born in Bozrah : 

i. Deborah, 6 b. Aug. 6, 1740. 

ii. Capt. Elias, b. July 5, 1744 ; d. Feb. 9, 1835 ; m. Oct. 31, 1765, Mary 
Lathrop of Norwich, Conn. ; lived in Bozrah ; representative 
many times; served in the Revolution as lieut. Children: 1. 
Jedidiah, 6 m. Mary Backus of Hebron, Conn ; lived in Manches- 
ter, Vt. 2. Elias, m. Mary Armstrong; lived in Montrose, Pa. 3. 
Asahel, m. (1) Sarah Wightman of Bozrah; m. (2) Sarah Hinman 
of Galway, N. Y. ; lived in Galway. 4. Zerviah, m. Gurdon Gif- 
ford of Norwich. 5. Pamelia, m. Jabez West Throop of Bozrah. 
6. Hannah, m. Edward Fuller of Montrose. 7. Mary, m. Samuel 
Fish of Litchfield, N. Y. 

iii. Nathan, j b. Sept. 7, 1746; m. June 12, 1770, Sarah Chapman of 

iv. Child, d. Sept. 13, 1748. 

v. Lieut. Jabez, b. Nov. 19, 1749; d. May 1, 1814; m. Jan. 3, 1773, 
Abigail Throop of Bozrah, who d. Oct. 29, 1825, aged 76; lived in 
Lebanon, Goshen parish; served in the Revolution as lieut. 

vi. Daniel, b. Nov. 20, 1751 ; served in the Revolution. 

vii. Gershom, b. May 3, 1754; m. wid. Priscilla (Hinckley) Hyde, dau. 
of Jared and Anna (Hyde) Hinckley of Lebanon; lived in Troy, 
N. Y. Children : 1. Jared. 6 2. Christopher. 3. Calista. 4. Deb- 

20. John 4 West (John, 3 Samuel, 2 Francis 1 ), born Mar. 12, 1715, died 
Jan. 31, 1766, married, June 16, 1738, Rebecca, daughter of John 
and Margaret (Post) Abel of Lebanon, Conn. He lived in Leb- 
anon, Tolland, and Windham, Conn. 

Children, born in Lebanon and Tolland : 

i. John, 5 b. Aug. 8, 1739; d. Nov. 23, 1810; m. Apr. 2G, 1764, Phebe, 
dau. of Jonathan Strickland of Glastonbury, Conn. ; lived in 
Windham and Glastonbury, Conn., and, after 1776, in Claremont, 
N. H. Children : 1. Phebe, 6 d. young. 2. Lucretia. 3. Phebe. 4. 
John. 5. Anne. 6. Rufus. 7. David. 8. Aaron, m. Elizabeth 

ii. Dan, b. Dec. 31, 1741 : d. May, 1795 ; m. June 13, 1771, Mercy Cook ; 
lived in Hadley, Mass. Children, born in Hadley : 1. Dan, 6 d. 
young. 2. Thomas, d. young. 3. Dan, d. young. 4. Thomas, b. 
Jan. 27, 1778 ; d. Jan. 16, 1865 ; m. II uldah Parsons. 5. Ruby. 6. 
Polly, d. young. 7. Rebecca. 8. Polly. 9. Mary. 10. Roswell, 
d. young. 11. Hannah, m. Chester Gray. 12. Jerusha, d. 1886, 
aged 91. 

iii. David, b. Feb. 4, 1744 ; m. Bethia Randall ; lived in Vernon, Conn., 
and Midcllefield, Mass. ; served in the Revolution. Children: 1. 
Horace. 6 2. Percy. 3. Randall. 

iv. Rufus, b. May 16, 1745; d. Aug. 19, 1747. 

v. Abel, b. May 11, 1747 ; d. Jan. 12, 1836 ; m. Hannah Chapman ; lived 
in Lebanon and Bolton, Conn., and Washington, Mass.; impov- 
erished himself purchasing supplies for the Revolutionary army. 
Children: 1. John Chapman, 6 d. young. 2. Hannah, m. Justus 
Chamberlain. 3. Abel, b. Nov. 26, 1780; d. 1871; m. Matilda 
Thompson. 4. Rhoda, m. Charles Cooley. 5. Almira, m. Wil- 
liam Nichols. 6. Elizabeth, m. Alva Ames. 7. Laura, m. Asa 

vi. Hannah, b. Sept. 11, 1749; prob. d. young. 

vii. DOROTHY, b. Oct. 1, 1751; d. young. 

viii. REBECKAH, b. Apr. 7, 1755; d. young. 

ix. Olive, mentioned in the Zebulon West Ms. 

21. Solomon 4 West (John, 8 Samuel* Francis 1 ), born Mar. 15, 1723, 
died Aug. 9, 1810, married, Oct. 10, 1743, Abigail Strong of Leb- 

1906.] Descendants of Francis West, 151 

anon, Conn., who died Aug. 12, 1807. He lived in the North dis- 
trict of Tolland, Conn., and was commissioned ensign of militia in 
Children, born in Tolland : 

i. Solomon, 6 b. Aug. 23, 1744: d. June 8, 1822; m. (1) Mar. 20, 1770, 

Prudence Lathrop ; m. (2) Feb. 29, 1776, Catherine Carpenter; 

lived in Tolland. Children, born in Tolland : 1. Solomon, 6 d. 

young. 2. Jesse. 3. Prudence, m. Roswell Hatch. 4. Sylvia, m. 

Walter Badcock. 5. Buby. 6. Ebenezer. 
ii. Ruby, b. Aug. 1747 ; d. Oct. 5, 1781 ; m. Aug. 5, 1779, William Gurley. 
iii. Abigail, b. Dec. 19, 1748. 
iv. Lydia, b. Mar. 5, 1752; cl. Oct. 28, 1772. 
v. Esther, b. Mar. 17, 1754. 
vi. Chloe, b. Apr. 14, 1756. 
vii. Stephen, b. Aug. 19, 1759. 
viii. Jerusha, b. June 6, 1763. 

22. Caleb 4 West (John, 6 Samuel, 2 Francis 1 ), born July 13, 1726, mar- 

ried, Aug. 12, 1747, Hannah Tuttle of Lebanon, Conn. He lived 
in Lebanon and Tolland, Conn. 

Children, born in Lebanon and Tolland : 

i. Lois, 5 bapt. Apr. 10, 1748. 

ii. Hannah, b. Aug. 8, 1749. 

iii. Caleb, b. Jan. 12, 1751 ; m. . Children: I.Darius. 6 2. Aaron. 

3. Hannah. 4. Pamelia. 
iv. Ira, b. June 26, 1752 ; m. Mar. 29, 1792, Sarah, dau. of Col. Samuel 

Chapman ; lived in Tolland ; served in the Revolution, 
v. Jonathan, b. June 20, 1754; probably d. young, 
vi. Roger, b. July 1, 1755. 
vii. Irene, d. Nov., 1763. 
viii. Susannah, d. young. 
ix. Priscilla, b. Nov. 25, 1763. 
x. Kitty, b. Mar. 20, 1768. 
xi. Prudence, mentioned in the Zebulon West Ms. 

23. Capt. Samuel 5 West (Nathan , 4 Samuel, 3 Samuel, 2 Francis 1 ), born 

Aug. 23, 1743, died Jan. 10, 1835, married first, Sept. 12, 1765, 
Sarah, daughter of William and Sarah (Lyman) Hunt of Lebanon, 
Conn., who was born March 14, 1743, and died Aug. 12, 1816 ; and 
married second, Sarah Porter, who died Nov. 8, 1851, aged 84. 
He lived in the parish of Goshen in Lebanon, Conn., until about 
1778, when he moved into that part of Lebanon which afterwards 
became the town of Columbia. He served in the Revolution as 
sergeant and was a Revolutionary pensioner ; and was Representa- 

Children, born in Lebanon : 

i. Rev. Joel, b. Mar. 12, 1766. 

ii. Sarah, b. June 11, 1768; m. Pease of Smyrna, N. Y. 

iii. Parthena, b. May 15, 1770; m. Jared Bennett of Smyrna, N. Y. 
iv. Vilatia, b. May 2, 1772; m. Gilbert Lincoln. 
v. Submit, b. Dec. 26, 1773; m. Benjamin House, 
vi. Col. Samuel, b. Feb. 11. 1776. 
vii. Charles, b. Nov. 10, 1777; d. Dec. 2, 1777. 
viii. Jerusha, b. Dec. 5, 1778; d. Nov. 21, 1781. 
ix. Lydia, b. May 1, 1782; d. 1866. 
x. Charles, b. Mar. 11, 1784. 

xi. Sophia, b. Apr. 13, 1786; m. Chester Lyman of Columbia, 
xii. Betsey, b. June 21, 1789; m. (1) Hale; m. (2) Hitch- 
cock of Bayonne, N. J. 

152 Fairbanks Marriages. [April, 


From 1538 to 1624. 

Communicated by Rev. Hiram Francis Fairbanks, of Milwaukee, Wis. 

Inasmuch as several early American emigrants came from the 
above named parish, this list may prove interesting. 

The Fairbank, or Fairbanks, family was probably in this parish as 
early as 450 years ago. The earliest will, that of Richard of Hep- 
tonstall, in 1517, says his father lived, and he was born, in Kendall 
of Westmoreland. John Fairbank of Sowerby in 1517 was prob- 
ably a brother of Richard, and Edmund Fairbank of Heptonstall 
was very likely his uncle. Edmund, who made his will in 1533, 
was probably born about 1460 or earlier. He seems to have been 
a man of considerable local importance. Two of his sons, Sir 
William and Sir George, were priests, and he had helped found a 
chapel. He seems to have had a chaplain, Sir John Grenwood ; 
and to have possessed considerable land and money. He willed two 
ff Macers," doubtless the symbol of some authority. 


Richard Saltonstall to Margaret widow of Hy. Fayrbanke, 24 Jan. 

John Fayrebank to Eliz. Waterhous, 22 Oct. 1543. 
Anth'y Fairbanke to Agnes Saybyll, 8 July 1544. 
Robert Fourness to Sybell Fairebanke, 1 June 1545. 
W m Appillerd to Alice Fairbanke, 12 Sept. 1546. 
Oinfray Fairbanke to Johanna Heliwell, 31 Jan. 1546-7. 
Edmund Fairbanke to Margt Denton, 20 June 1547. 
Rd. Flemynge to Chrystabel Fairbanke, 6 July 1550. 
Omfrey Fairebanke to Elsabeth Battes, 2 Sept. 1560. 
William Fairebanke to Isabella Horton, 28 July 1562. 
John Fairbank to Jane Banyster, 28 Jan. 1565-6. 
John North end to Magt Fairebank, 12 July 1566. 
Humfrey Fairbanke to Sybell Wilson, 8 May 1570. 
James Gawkroger to Jenet Fayrbank, 2 Dec. 1571. 
Geo. Ilarryson to Agnes Fayrbank, 14 Oct. 1573. 
Edw. Brodleys to Margt Fayrbank, 3 Feb. 1573. 
Geo. Fayrbank to Jenet Brodly, 15 Feb. L573-4. 
John Fayrbank to Anne Stocke, 24 May 1574. 
Matthew B rod ley to Jane Fayrbank, 25 July lf)75. 
John Fayrbank to Margaret Symnes, 2 April lf>78. 
Hugh Fayrbank to Jane Mychell, 2 April F")78. 
Rob. Hargreaves to Isabel] Fayrbanke, 16 June ir>78. 
John Wylye to Eliz. Fairbanke, KJ June 1580. 
Rob. Margate to Eliz. Fayrbanke, 19 June 1580. 
Mychaell King to Alice Fayrbanke. 7 Nov. 1580. 
Richard Saltonstall to ftfarye Fayrbanke, 15 Jan. 1580-1. 
W m Wade to Susan Fairbanke, 7 Feb. 1590. 

1906.] Fairbanks Marriages. 153 

Sam'l Fayrbanke to Ellen Thorpe, 27 Sept. 1592. 

Robert Fayrbanke to Ann Baxter of Birkine, 4 Aug. 1592. 

Umfray Fairbanke to Grace Fairbanks, 27 Aug. 1593. 

John Fairbanke to Isabell Stancliffe, 6 Aug. 1593. 

Robert Fairbanke to Mary Barstow, 2 July 1593. 

Richard Whittaker to Sibbil Fairbanke, 22 April 1594. 

Thomas Pickels to Mary Fayrbanke, 3 May 1596. 

Robert Holmes to Mary Fayrbanke, 10 May 1596. 

(Churchwarden 1596, George Fayrbanke of Sowerby.) 

Thomas Fayrbanke to Mary Mawde, 2 May 1598. 

Robert Bevrleye to Alice Fayrbanke, 19 Feb. 1599. 

John Bancroft (Hipp.) to Mary Fayrbanke, 20 Nov. 1599. 

George Jackson (Hip.) to Susan Fayrbanke, 5 Feb. 1599. 
(Churchwarden 1601, John Fayrebanke.) 

Isaac Broadly (Hipp.) to Grace Fayrbanke, 11 July 1602. 

Richard Wilson (Hipp.) to Anne Fayrbanke, 30 Jan. 1603. 

Leonard Fayrbank to Agnes Ru[ ]sde, 22 April 1604. 

Richard Fairbanke (Hal.) to Margt Pollard, 15 June 1607. 

George Fairbanke to Ester Denton (Sowerby), 18 June 1607. 

Samul Fairbank (Warley) to Edith Boulton, 14 Jan'y 1607. 

John Fayrbanke (Hal.) to' Mary Broadley, 16 Nov. 1609. 

Richard Fayrbanke (Hal.) to Martha Haldsworth, 28 May 1610. 

Abraham Bates to Susan Fayrbanke, 10 June 1611. 

Hugh Fayrbank (Hal.) to Margt Brocksope, 11 Dec. 1611. 
(Churchwarden 1612, George Fayrbanke of Sowerby.) 

Abraham Boulton to Susan Fayrbanke (Hipp.) 12 April 1613. 

W m Wrigglesworth to Sibil Fayrbank (Hal.), 2 May 1613. 

Mich'l Fayrbanke to Anne Dodson (Hal.), 20 June 1613. 

Isaac Crowther to Grace Fayrbank (Skir.), 28 Aug. 1614. 

George Fairbanke to Sarah Hargraves, 31 Aug. 1614. 

George Fairbanke to Joice Denton (North), 25 May 1615. 

John Bothamley to Ruth Fayrbank (Hal.) 22 May 1616. 

Mich'l Fairbanke to Mary Sisar (Hal.), 1 July 1616. 

Mich'l Fairbanke to Sarah Denton, 27 Oct. 1616. 

Jonathan Fayrbanke to Grace Smith (Warley), 20 May 1617. 

(This is the marriage of Jonathan Fayrbanke who came to New Eng- 
land in 1633, and settled at Dedham in 1636. All his children were bap- 
tized in the great parish church of Halifax, most of them having been 
born in Warley, which adjoins Sowerby, although Mary and George were 
born in Shelf, which is to the northeast of Halifax. All these townships 
are in the parish of Halifax. George Fayrbanke of Sowerby, who was 
churchwarden in 1612, and who died in 1620, was evidently a near rela- 
tive of this Jonathan, for all his children had the same names as those of 
the emigrant. His son Jonathan graduated from Brazenose College, Ox- 
ford, and became Protestant Vicar of Bingley, Yorkshire, where he re- 
mained until more than eighty years of age.) 

Robert Farebank to Eliz. Lambert (Hal.), 27 Dec. 1617. 

Samuel Fayrbanke to Jenet Hodd (Hipp.), 23 Jan. 1618. 

Francis Catlaw to Margaret Fayrbanke (Hal.), 21 Apr. 1618. 

Leonard Fairbank to Susan Crowther (Hal.), 13 July 16.18. 
(Churchwarden 1616-1619, Simon Fairbanke of Ilipperholme.) 

Humphrey Fairbank to Susan Denton (Sowerby), 29 Ap. 1619. 

John Hughe to Susan Fairbanke (Hip.), 3 June 1619. 

154 Atkins Family Bible Records. [April, 

John Fairbanke to Eliz. Blackburne (Hal.), 23 Sept. 1G19. 
Robert Fairbanke to Isabel Bainforth (Hip.), 28 June 1G20. 
Robert Field to Ruth Fairebank of Hipperholine, 23 Nov. 1624. 


Communicated by Stanley W. Smith, Esq., of Boston. 

The following records appear in the old family Bible of William 
Atkins, now in the possession of his great-granddaughter Mrs. 
Mercy Atkins Hammond of Chatham, Mass. 


William Atkins born August 30, 1748. 
Lydia Atkins born Nov. 10, 1755. 


William Atkins and Lydia Nickerson were married [the date not re- 


William Atkins died Feb. 16, 1807 in the 59th year of his age. 
Lydia Atkins died [date not given], in the 96th year of her age. 1850 
[in pencil]. 


Joshua Atkins born May 15, 1777. 
Susannah Atkins born May 17, 1780. 
Tabitha Atkins born May 4, 1783. 
Thomas Atkins born July 12, 1785. 
John Atkins born June 14, 1787. 
William Atkins born Sept. 4, 1791. 
Prince Atkins, born May 17, 1794. 
Lydia Atkins born Oct 28, 1799. 


Joshua Atkins and Mehitable Eldridge were married March 22, 1799. 
Susanna Atkins and Barney Taylor were married July 17, 1799. 

Tabatha Atkins and Pierce of Wellneet were married Nov. 24, 


Thomas Atkins and Tabatha Eldrcdge were married May 17, 1807. 

John Atkins [never married]. 

William Atkins and Pris cilia Baker were married April 20, 1813. 

Prince Atkins [has no record of marriage or death]. 

Lydia Atkins [never married]. 


Joshua Atkins died May 30, 1845 aged 67 years. 
Thomas Atkins died Aug 12, 1817 in the 83rd year of his age. 
John Atkins died at Sea Oct. 3, 1810 in the 24th year of his age. 
William Atkins died at Sea Aug. 26, 1815 in the 24th year of his age. 
Lydia Atkins died July 14, 1878 aged 78 years. 

1906.] Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. 155 


By Franklin C. Clark, M.D., of Providence, R. I. 
[Concluded from page 73.] 

16. Thomas 4 Finney (Jeremiah* Jemiah, 2 John 1 ), born Nov. 16, 1737, 

in Bristol, R. I., married, June 5, 1760, Elizabeth Clark of Ply- 
mouth, Mass., who was born in 1742, and died Mch. 3, 1795. He 
died Jan. 5, 1791, at Plymouth. Both are interred on Burial Hill. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth Clark, 6 b. Aug. 22, d. Dec. 16, 1761. 

ii. Clark, b. Nov. 6, 1762 ; d. Jan. 17, 1763. 

iii. Molly, b. Dec. 5, 1763. 

iv. Josiah Morton, b. Nov. 10, 1765. 

v. Ruth, b. Apr. 7, 1768. 

vi. Thomas (?). 

17. William 4 Finney (Joshua* Joshua, 2 John 1 ), born May 10, 1715, in 

Swansea, Mass., married first, Nov. 8, 1738, Elizabeth Clark of 
Swansea, Mass., who died in Oct., 1742; and married second, 
Nov. 2, 1747, Mrs. Abigail Black. He purchased land in Leba- 
non, Conn., in 1764, where he died in the early part of 1781. 

Children : 

i. William,* b. Dec. 9, 1739. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. May 25, 1742. 

iii. Irene, b. Mch, 27, 1749. 

iv. Joseph, b. June 4, 1751. 

18. John 4 Finney (Joshua, 8 Joshua, 2 John 1 ), born June 2, 1721, in 

Swansea, Mass., married first, Aug. 25, 1743, Rachel Woodward 
of Lebanon, Conn., who died June 5, 1765 ; and married second, 
Oct. 17, 1765, Sarah Thomas. He resided in Lebanon and War- 
ren, Conn., and died in 1788. 

Children : 

i. Joel, 5 b. Sept. 1, 1744. 

ii, Rachel, b. 1745 ; m. Barnum. 

iii. Lydia, b. Aug. 28, 1746 ; m. Amaziah Phillips of Southington, Conn., 

who d. before 1788. 

iv. Eleazar, b. 1754. 

v. Rufus, b. May 18, 1760; m. Hannah Finney. (See No. 20, v.) 

vi. John, d. Jan. 12, 1762. 

vii. Deiadema, bapt. July, 1767. 

19. Oliver 4 Finney (Joshua* Joshua, 2 John 1 ), born Nov. 11, 1728, in 

Swansea, Mass., married Aug. 9, 1749, Elizabeth Dunham. He 
removed to Lebanon, Conn., with his father ; later resided in War- 
ren, Conn. ; and bought land in Kent, Conn. 

Child : 
i. Elizabeth,* b. Sept. 10, 1750. 

20. John 4 Finney (John, 3 Joshua, 2 John 1 ), born Oct. 14, 1718, in Swan- 

sea, Mass., married, June 14, 1744, Hannah Washburn. He re- 
moved to Lebanon, Conn., with his father, in 1728 or '9. He also 
resided in Kent and Warren, Conn. 

156 Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. [April, 


i. Timothy, 5 b. Au£. 28, 174G. 
ii. Martin, b. June 20, 1751. 
iii. Eliiiu, b. July 14, 1755. 
iv. John, b. July 19, 1757. 

v. Hannah, 1). Mch. 10, 1701, in Kent; m. May 20, 1779, her cousin 
Bufus, son of John Finney of Lebanon, Conn. (See No. 18, v.) 

21. Nathaniel 4 Finney (Joh?i, 8 Joshua,' 2 John 1 ), born Jan. 3, 1720-1, 

in Swansea, Mass., married Sept. 3, 1740, Hannah Wood of Swan- 
sea, Mass., who was born in 1718, and died Dec. 26, 1756, in 
Providence, II. I. He removed first to Providence, where he was 
made freeman in 1757 ; and in 1760, in company with others, he went 
to Nova Scotia, and settled in Sackville. 

Children : 

i. Caleb, 5 
ii, etc. Others. 

22. David 4 Finney (John, 3 Joshua, 2 John 1 ), born Aug. 24, 1732, in 

Swansea, Mass., married, Feb. 26, 1759, Abigail Clark of Kent, 
Conn. He sold his property in Lebanon in 1760, and removed to 
Dutchess Co., N. Y. 

Child : 
i. Isaac, 5 b. Oct. 3, 1759. 

23. Jabez 4 Finney (John, 8 Joshua 2 John 1 ), born Nov. 21, 1737, in 

Swansea, Mass., married, Nov. 8, 1764, Elizabeth . He re- 
sided in East Greenwich, R. I., where his father had purchased land 
as early as 1717. He was a soldier in the Revolution, in 1778. 

Children : 

31. i. George. 5 

ii. Hannah, m. Feb. 29, 1784, John, son of Caleb Weeden of East 
Greenwich, R. I. 

24. Josiah 4 Finney (Joshua, 3 Josiah, 2 John 1 ), born Feb. 24, 1727-8, in 

Swansea, Mass., married Sarah, born Dec. 21, 1732, died June 
16, 1777, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Gilbert) Carter of Litch- 
field Co., Conn. He was one of the earliest settlers of Litchfield 
Co. He died Aug. 27, 1773. 

Children : 

i. Josiah, 5 about 1756. 

ii. Sylvester, b. Mch. 15, 1759. 

iii. Sarah, b. June 6, 1761 ; in. Judah Eldred. 

iv r . Lucinda, b. Jan. 28, 1763. 

v. Zenas, b. Dec. 8, 1764; d. before Sept. 16, 1777. 

vi. Levina, b. Oct. 28, 1706. 

vii. Cyrus, b. Oct. 6, 1771. 

25. David 4 Finney (Josiah, 3 Joshua 2 John 1 ), born June 21, 1734, in 

Swansea, Mass., married first, Mch. 7, 1754, Jemima Warner, who 
died Nov. 14, 1770; and married second, May 6, 177."). widow 
Margaret Fuller. He removed with his family to Conn., and re- 
sided in Lebanon, where he owned land at the time of his second 

1906.] Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. 157 

Children by first wife : 

i. Eleazar, 5 b. Jan. 20, 1755. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 1, 1757. 

iii. Uriah, b. Men. 17, 1761 ; served in the Revolution, 1778-1780. 

iv. Jemima, b. Aug. 15, 1763. 

v. Benjamin, b. Aug. 9, 1771. 

26. Jonathan 4 Finney (Josiah? Joshua? Jolm 1 ), born June 1, 1736, in 

Swansea, Mass., married, Aug. 12, 1757, Phebe Phelps. He 
removed to Warren, Conn., where his father deeded him a farm of 
112 acres on his marriage. He died Mch. 29, 1773. 

Children : 

i. Jonathan, 5 b. Nov. 8, 1758. 

ii. Bethuel, b. June 11, 1760; removed to Lenox, Mass., in 1789. 

iii. Phebe, b. Feb. 22, 1762. 

iv. Rhoda, b. July 22, 1763. 

v. Zina, or Zervia, b. Jan. 14, 1765; removed to Hebron, Conn., in 

vi. Asenath, b. Jan. 28, 1767. 

vii. Bkriah, b. Nov. 14, 1768; removed to Lenox, Mass., in 1789. 
viii. Lydia, b. June 28, 1770 ; d. June 19, 1771. 
ix. Abraham, b. Apr. 20, 1772 ; removed to Lee, Mass. 

27. Daniel 5 Phinney (Elisha? Jonathan? Jonathan? John 1 ), born Sept. 

14, 1768, in Warren, R. I., married first, June, 14, 1798, Elizabeth, 
born Apr. 6, 1780, died Nov. 23, 1822, daughter of Thomas Kin- 
nicutt and Mary ( ) Coomer of Bristol, R. I. ; and married 

second, Eliza, born May 22, 1792, died Apr. 30, 1891, in Provi- 
dence, R. I., daughter of Stephen and Sarah Cranston of Bristol, 
and widow of George Cole of Warren. He was a farmer, residing 
in Warren, and died June 25, 1857. He had no children by his 
second wife. 

Children : 

i. Emma, 6 b. Apr. 13, 1800; m. Aug. 23, 1818, Thomas Easterbrooks, 
b. Dec. 17, 1797, d. July 31, 1868, son of Ichabod and Rhoby 
CCole) v Cole_of Warren; d. Nov. 25, 1860, in Warren. Children: 
Sally, Benjamin, Betsey Phinney, Adeline, Nathan Phinney, and 
Burrill Bosworth. 

ii. Eliza Kinnicutt, b. May 15, 1802; m. Sept. 15, 1823, her cousin / 

Capt. William, b. May 16, 1800, son of Capt. Willam and Rebecca 
( Phinney VChamplin of Warren; d. May 22, 1831. (See 13, vii.) 
Children : William, John Bowman, and Alexander Hodges. 

iii. Thomas Kinnicutt Coomer, b. Mch. 21, 1804. 

iv. Hannah, b. June 20, 1806; m. Feb. 24, 1831, Capt. Ambrose, b. in 
1803, d. May 21, 1883, son of Daniel and Hope B_axna. \r y ; buried 
in Warren, June 19, 1834. He m. (2) Hannah G. Vinnecum. 
Children : Ambrose, and Margaret Mason. 

v. Rebecca Peck, b. Dec. 3, 1808; in. Nov. 17, 1836, Robert, b. June 3, 

1803, d. Mch. 3, 1852, son of Bernard and Lydia (Ingraham) Mil- y 

ler; d. Nov. 1, 1851. Child: George Bobert. 

vi. Nathan, b. Apr. 17, 1812; d. Jan. 27, 1843; unmarried. 

vii. Elisha Peck, b. Sept. 29, 1814. 

viii. Nancy, b. Aug. 29, 1817; m. (1) Mch. 29, 1838, John Mason Bos- 
worth of Dartmouth, Mass., who was b. in 1812, and buried Aug. 
10, 1839; m. (2) her first husband's brother Alvin Bosworth; d. 
May 19, 1857. Child by first husband : Daniel Phinney. Child- 
ren by second husband : John, William, and Joseph. 

28. Benjamin 5 Phinney {Elisha? Jonathan? Jonathan? John 1 ), born Oct. 

8, 1771, in Swansea, Mass., married Aug. 31, 1794, Betsey, born 



158 Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. [April, 

Dec. 29, 1776, died Feb. 15, 1757, daughter of Mrs. Tabitha 
(Trafton) Vorce of Warren, R. I. He was a farmer, residing for 
a time in Swansea, and afterwards in Warren. About 1796 he 
removed with his family to Montpelier, Vt. He served as sergeant 
in the War in 1812, in Captain Timothy Hubbard's Co., of the 
" Plattsburg Volunteers " (1814). Later he was commander of an 
independent military company. He died Dec. 21, 1831, at Mont- 
pelier, Vt. 

Children : 

i. Lydia Peck, 6 d. Apr. 8, 1795; m. Jan. 12, 1823, Josiah, b. Feb. 6, 
1796, d. Aug. 10, 1870, son of Thomas and Abigail <Parker of Ox- 
ford, Mass. ; d. Feb. 12, 1883. Children : Lean&erWFTMermlU 
Josiah, Sabrina, and Leroy. 

ii. Hannah, b. Oct. 8, 1797 ; m. March 2, 1818, Nathan, b. Men. 6, 
1798, d. Aug. 30, 1873, son of Solomon and Nancy (Taggard) 
- T7 pjj gP_of East Montpelier, Vt. ; d. Aug. 23, 1851. He m. (2) his 
wife's sister Calista. Children : Polly, Luther Collamore, Henry 
Lee, Jonathan W., Omri Alonzo, Nathan Prentice, and Caira Caro- 

iii. John, b. Aug. 10, 1799. 

iv. Elisha, b. Aug. 1, 1801. 

v. Eliza, b. July 23, 1803; d. June 28, 1813. 

vi. Nathan, b. Mch. 9, 1806. 

vii. Dexter, b. Jan. 25, 1808; drowned, Apr. 17, 1811. 

viii. Truman, b. Mch. 26, 1810; d. Jan. 15, 1855; unmarried. 

ix. Calista, b. June 9, 1812; m. May 25, 1854, her brother-in-law, Na- 
than Dodge (see Hannah, above) ; d. Oct. 20, 1872. Child : Ella 

x. Amanda, b. Aug. 11, 1814; d. Aug. 25, 1848; unmarried. 

xi. Warren, b. Sept. 6, 1816. 

xii. Caroline, b. Apr. 17, 1819 ; m. Jan. 25, 1844, Thomas Crane, b. Feb. 
4, 1819, son of Silas and Betsey (Greenough) Barrows of Mont- 
pelier, Vt. ; d. Feb. 3, 1895. Children : Laura Isabella, Abbie 
Lizzie, Elhn Caroline, Nellie Phinney, Lucy Caira, and Emily. 

xiii. Charles Henry, b. Jan. 12, 1822 ; d. Jan. 4, 1843, at St. Jago, 
Cape Verde Islands. 

29. Loring 5 Finney [Jeremiah* Jeremiah? Jeremiah? John 1 ), born June 
18, 1760, in Bristol, R. I., married, Oct. 12, 1785 or '6, Experience, 
born May 4, 1764, in Plymouth, Mass., died Dec. 11, 1835, in 
Bristol, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Atwood) Pearse and 
widow of Gideon Hersey. He was a shipmaster, served in the 
Revolution, at the Battle of Rhode Island, and resided in Bristol, 
where he died, Mch. 8, 1827. 

Children : 

i. Thomas, 6 b. Mch. 23, 1787; d. Sept. 12, 1819, in North Carolina. 

ii. Mary Pearse, b. May 19, 1790; d. Mch. 13(?), 1866; m. Dec. 31, 
1813, Capt. Josiah, b. May 7, 1784, d. Mch. 14, 1864, son of Capt. 
William and Molley (Finney, see 14, iv.) Coggesli&ll. Children: 
Henry, Loring Finney, Martha, William, and George. 

iii. Levi Loring, b. Dec. 28, 1791 ; lost at sea, June 26, 1815 ; unmarried. 

iv. Eliza Atwood, b. May 5, 1794 ; m. (1) Apr. 17, 1836, Samuel, b. Apr. 
19, 1789, d. Mch. 29, 1849, son of Capt. Curtis and Rachel (Tew) 
Ladieu of Barrington, R. I. ; m. (2) Dec. 5, 1850, John, b. 1778, 
d. Aug. 15, 1859, son of John Gregory of Seekonk, Mass. ; m. (3) 
Isaiah Simmons, who was b. 1799, and d. June 19, 1877; d. with- 
out issue, Juue 22, 1884. 

v. George, b. Jan. 4, 1797; d. in 1821, in North Carolina. 

1906.] Edgartown Church Record. 159 

30. John 5 Finney (Jeremiah* Jeremiah? Jeremiah? John 1 ), born in 1772, 

in Bristol, R. L, married, July 8, 1798, Avis, born Feb. 24, 1780, 
daughter of James and Ruth (Arnold) Bowen of Warren, R. I. 
He removed from Warren, probably to Conn. 

Child : 
i. Avis. 6 

31. George 5 Finney (Jabez? John? Joshua? John 1 ), born in Warwick, 

R. I., married, May 4, 1792, Henrietta, born June 1, 1772, daugh- 
ter of Caleb and Susanna (Pierce) Mathews of East Greenwich, 
R. I. He resided for a time in East Greenwich, but soon re- 

Children : 

i. Betsey Ann, 6 b. Apr. 19, 1793. 
ii. George, b. Apr. 11, 1795. 


Communicated by Miss Mittie Belcher Fairbanks, of Boston. 

The following entry in the records of the old Congregational 
Church at Edgartown, Mass., seems worthy of preservation in 

" Records of the Church of Christ in Edgartown Mass. (M. V.) (Or- 
ganized 1641) From 1717 to the Reorganization in 1827. [With some 
additional Records.] 

[Previous History] 

Finding no Record of the Church previous to the year 1717 I thought 
expedient here to infert the Account the Revrd Experience Mayhew 
gives vs of the firft Settlement of the Church He tells us that the same 
Year that is the first year the first Inhabitants came to this Island a Church 
was gathered (which was in 1641) & that the Revr d Mr. Thomas Mayhew 
was ordained Paftor of it. he was lost in a Voiage to England in the year 
1657 He speaks of the Lofs of M r Mayhew so great to the whole Ifland 
both Natives & Englifh. It was many years before there was another Min- 
ifter settled in the Place. The Rev d M r Jonathan Dun- „ fi , , , 
ham being the next. I find no account in what year that chh Records of 
took Place the Rev d Samuel Wis wall was ordained as a Plimouth that Mr 
Colleague with Mr Dunham in 1713, he died in 1746. fr "^ piimouth^n 
The Rev d John Newman was ordained in 1747 he was 1694 & was or- 
difmifsed in 1758. The Rev d Samuel Kingsbury was or- t d , ain ^, d h ? ast ^ r of 
dained 1761, he died in 1778. The Rev d Joseph Thax- J 

ter was ordained 1780 Nov 8 th . I find on the old Records of the town 
that in Feb 1664 the Town invited Mr. John Colton to preach with them 
& to give him Forty Pounds a year I find that the 24 of May 1665 He 
accepted the Invitation there is no Record of his ordination or of the 
Time he continued among them. I believe it is a Fact that Governor May- 
hew labored among the Indians & white people after the Death of his Son 
till a short Time before his Death Governor Mayhew died 1681 In the 


Passenger Lists to America. 


94 Year of his age a short Biography of his Life informs us that after 
the Death of his son He preached to the white People & to the Indians & 
that at 70 years of age he travelled 20 miles thro' the Woods which might 
be from Edgartown to Gay Head to preach to the Indians & as there was 
no English House to lodge in He lodged in their Wigwams as mate. He 
continued his Labours till a short Time before his Death & retained his 
Reason & memory to the laft what missionaries with all their pecuniary 
Rewards ever performed so much for the Glory of God & the Good of the 
natives as Governor Mayhew & his son did without Fee or Reward Great 
is their Reward in Heaven [Jos. Thaxter.]" 


Communicated by Gerald Fothergill, Esq., of New Wandsworth, London, 


[Continued from page 28.] 

A List of Passengers who intend going to New York in the Ship Cor- 
nelia of Portland, sworn at Londonderry, 15 Apl., 1803. 

Andrew Little 




James Tracy 

age 30 


Jane " 




Rose Tracy 




John " 




Margaret Tracy 



a child 

Margaret " 




James M c Carron 




William " 



a child 

Jane M c Carron 




Eliza " 




John M c Carron 




Jane " 




Fanny " 



a child 

Hugh McAvery 




John M c Quoid 




Jane McAvery 




Robert Leonard 




Jane McAvery 



a child 

Jane " 




Simon Neilson 




John Kelly 




Mary " 




Eliz Bruce 




Archibald Arms tron 




Robert Harper 




James Neilson 



a child 

Jane Harper 




Catherine Rodgers 




Charles Harper 




W m Brown 




John Forster 




James McCann 




Jane Little 




David Henderson 




James Harper 




Con 8 Dougherty 




Anthony O Donnell " 



Tho 8 McDonogh 




Maims Brown 




Catherine " 




Edw a Brown 




a a 




Patrick Collin 




James " 




John Gallougher 




Hugh McDonogh 




Cha 8 Dougherty 




Richard " 




Rebecca Beatty 




Thomas " 



a child 

James Muldoon 




Hugh Donnelly 




James Kin*; 





Mary " 




John Lenox 




Hugh Konnen 




William Coldhoune 




Catherine Donnelly 



a child 

Patrick Caldwell 




Hugh Ken nen 




Jane " 





Passenger Lists to America. 


Thomas McKennen age 3 a child 
John Beatty " 28 farmer 

Isabella Beatty " 22 spinster 

Stephen " "2a child 

Mary M c Iver 
Judith " 
Shane " 

age 17 spinster 
19 " 

25 farmer 



A List of Passengers who intend going to New York on the Ship Amer- 
ican, 340 Tons burthen, Alexander Thompson Master, sworn at London- 
derry, 9 ApL, 1803. 

David Kerr 

aged 28 of Donegal 


Hannah Kerr 





Robert Virtue 





Ann Virtue 





Alexander Thompson 





L Jenkin 




And w Brander 




L Miller 




James M c Cafferty 




John Ward 




Robert Fitzpatrick 




Robert Stinson 




William Taylor 




Elinor " 




Mary " 




John Longhead 




R Longhead 




Robt Longhead 




John Longhead 




John Whiteside 




Ann " 




Arthur Johnston 




Mary " 




Thomas Longhead 




Thomas " 





James M c Crea 





John " 





Barbara Spence 





Catherine " 





John Coulter 





Dennis Carr 





Catherine Carr 





James Tremble 





Pat k M c Geragh 





Alex M c Kee 





Fanny M c Kee 





Patrick M c Mullen 





Hugh Devarney 





Bryan Devine 





Ann " 





Mary M c Ginn 





Tho s M c Ginn 





James Murphy 





Thomas Murphy 






Passenger Lists to America. 


Thomas M c Surgan 

aged 26 



Mary " 

" 23 



Mark O'Neill 

" 25 



Jane " 

« 23 



Henry " 

« 17 



A List of Persons who intend going 
hawk of and for Philadelphia, burthen 
sworn at Londonderry, 23 Apl., 1803. 

Neal Callaghan 

Darby Dougherty 

John Thompson 

Charles Hethrington 

Christ y Hethrington 

Sus na " 


to Philadelphia in the Ship Mo- 
500 tons, John Barry Master, 





Jos h 

James Walker 
Ann Walker 
Kalph " 
Anne " 
Alex r Wood 
Mary " 
W m Alexander 
Martha " 
William Bacon 
Elizabeth " 
William " 
John M c Grenan 
Pat M c Gafferty 
Tho Donan 
Anne Martin 
Thomas Drum 
Nath 1 Drum 
Francis Smyth 
William Drum 
Mary Drum 
Pat Lunny 
John Bates 
James Murray 
Rich' 1 Jones 
Barry M c Ana 
William Glin 
Owen M c Dade 
Robert Hopkins 
Robert Graham 
Abraham Philips 
Robert M ( Crea 
Pat Diven 


{ 19 Ardmalin 



25 " 



35 " 



40 Dungannon 



40 " 


14 " 


16 " 


10 " 


32 Enniskillen 

house servant 


30 " 


36 " 



32 " 


26 Lisnaska 



20 " 



32 Donagheady 
30 " 



11 " 


10 « 


28 Taughbone 



12 " 


18 " 

house servant 


19 " 



23 « 



20 Enneskillen 


36 « 



34 " 



29 " 


20 « 



16 " 


20 « 


21 Donamanagh 
20 * 



24 Strabane 

house servant 


24 « 



25 Letterkenny 
28 Carne 



21 Bolea 







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30 Strabane 


house servant 


28 « 



Passenger Lists to America. 


Henry Forrester 

aged 24 



Saml Faggart 





Marg fc " 




Eliz th Niely 





John M c Coy 



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John Hastings 





John Simpson 





George Walker 





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Arch d Anderson 





James Tait 





James M c Gonegall 





Ferrol M c Award 





Pat k M c Donnell 





Denis Lynchakin 





Neal Dougherty 





William Kelly 





John Carton 





David M c Conaghy 





Robert M c Quistin 





List of Persons who have engaged their Passage on board the ship Ar- 
dent, Burthen 350 tons, Richard Williams Master, bound for Baltimore, 
sworn at Londonderry, 23 Apl., 1803. 

Thomas Ramsey 
Hugh Elliott 


L 28 

N r Muff co. 



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overnor William Jones. 


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Pat Cunigan 





James Manilus 





Hugh Clark 



Don an 



M ra Clark, Sen r 





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George Richey 
Charles " 










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John Montgomery 
John Jones 








W m Graham 



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James Cunningham 




John Crawford 
John Erwin 





George Crawford 
Ann Boyle 



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Sarah " 


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[To be continued.] 


Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smyth, and communicated by Dr. Bernard C. Steiner. 

1. Lieut. Gov. William 1 Jones, emigrant to New Haven, styles him- 
self, in a deed dated March 3, 1689/90, " sometime of Martins in the fields, 
Westminster, Esquire, now of New Haven in the County of New Haven 
in New England, Planter." lie may have been a son of Col. John Jones 
the Regicide, executed Oct. 16, 1660, who married, as a second or third 
wife, Jane, the widow of Roger Whetstone and sister of Oliver Cromwell 
the Protector. 

William 1 Jones is said to have been born in 1624, at London, where he 
was an attorney. He arrived at Boston, July 27, 1660, in the same ship 
with Whaley and Goffe, and brought his sons William and Nathaniel with 
him, born by a first wife. He married second, at London, Hannah, born 
in London in 16-'>.'!, daughter of Gov. Theophilus Eaton of New Haven, 
July 7, 1659. By a deed of indenture, dated Mar. 20, 1658/9, Theophilus 

1906.] Lieutenant Governor William Jones, 165 

Eaton of Dublin in Ireland, Esquire, son and heir to Theophilus Eaton, 
Governor, late of New Haven in New England, of one part, and Hannah 
Eaton of London, spinster, daughter of Theophilus Eaton, and Thomas 
Yale of New Haven in New England, Gentleman, of the other part, con- 
veyed the estate of Gov. Eaton. 

An agreement made by some of his heirs is on the New Haven County 
records. Among them are Andrew Morrison, in right of his wife Sarah, 
and John Morgan, in right of his wife Elizabeth. These women are spoken 
of as children of the whole blood of William Jones, Esq. " Jones's Bridge " 
in Guilford took its name from him. Lieut. Gov. Jones died Oct. 17, 
1706, and Mrs. Hannah (Eaton) Jones died May 4, 1707. 
Children : 

2. i. William, 2 livecl at Guilford ; cl. May 23, 1700. 
ii. Caleb, d. unmarried, in 1677. 

3. iii. Nathaniel, d. Aug. 21, 1691. 

iv. Hannah, b. in 1659 in England; m. (1) Oct. 2, 1689, Patrick Fal- 
coner of Newark, N. J., who died Jan. 27, 1692; and m. (2) in 
1710, James Clark of Stratford. 

v. Theophilus, b. in New Haven, Oct. 2, d. Oct. 5, 1661. 

vi. Sarah, b. in New Haven, Aug. 16, 1662; m. Oct. 21, 1687, Andrew 

vii. Elizabeth, b. in New Haven, Aug. 28, 1664; m. John Morgan of 
Groton. Did she marry Williams? 

viii. Samuel, b. in New Haven, June 20, d. Dec. 16, 1666. 

4. ix. John, b. in New Haven, Oct. 6, 1667; A.B., Harvard College 1690; 

d. Jan. 28, 1718-19. 
x. Diodate, b. in New Haven, Mar. 15, 1669 ; d. Apr. 5, 1670. 

5. xi. Isaac, b. in New Haven, June 20, 1671. 

xii. Abigail, b. in New Haven, Nov. 10, d. Nov. 15, 1673. * 
xiii. Rebecca, b. in New Haven, Nov. 10, d. Nov. 15, 1673. 
xiv. Susannah, b. in New Haven, Aug. 18, 1675; d» in 1705; m. Apr., 
1700, Nathaniel, son of Phinehas Wilson. He was a scapegrace, 
for account of whom see Savage's Gen. Diet., vols. 2, p. 568, and 
4, p. 587, also 4 Conn. Col. Rec, 354. 

2. William 2 Jones ( William}) was of Guilford, where he was listed 

in 1690 at £22.5.0, and had a quarter acre home lot and a cow. 
His inventory Mar. 19, 1701, was £141. He married, in 1687/88, 
Abigail, daughter of John Morse of Declham or Boston. She died 
Sept. 23, 1737. 
Child : 

6. i. Caleb, 3 b. in 1688; d. May 24, 1754. 

3. Nathaniel 2 Jones ( William 1 ), of New Haven, married, Oct. 7, 1684, 

Abigail, daughter of David Atwater. His inventory was £308.8.6. 
Children : 

i. Hannah, 3 b. May 6, 1687. 

7. ii. Theophilus, b. Mar. 18, 1690. 

iii. Abigail, b. Mar. 26, 1692, posthumous. 

4. John 2 Jones ( William}) lived in New Haven. He married first, 

Hannah ; and married second, Mindwell . About 1 709, 

he preached a year and a half at Greenwich. He was drowned by 
breaking through the ice in New Haven harbor. His inventory was 
Children : 

8. i. Theophilus Eaton, 3 b. Mar. 20, 1706. 

ii. Hannah, b. Jan. 15, 1708; cl. Feb. 16, 1709. 









166 Lieutenant Governor William Jones. [April, 

iii. Hawaii, b. July 28, 1710; d. .Mar., 1730. 

iv. John, b. Feb. 7, 1712. 

v. Mind well, b. Sept. 14, 1715. 

vi. Abigail, b. Jan. 25, 1718. 

5. Isaac- Jones ( William 1 ), of New Haven, married first, Nov. 21, 

L692, Deborah Clark of Stratford, who died May 2$, 1733; and 
married second, Oct. 1, 1735, Mrs. Abigail Chattertou, who died 
Sept., 1757. 

Children, all by first wife : 

9. i. Samuel, 3 b. Sept. 26, 1693; d. Aug., 1773. 

William, b. July 20, 1694. 

Timothy, b. Oct. 30, 1096. 

Mary, b. Oct. 6, 1698. 

Deborah, b. Sept. 25, 1700. 

Isaac, b. Dec. 23, 1702. 

Hannah, b. Feb. 15, 1704; d. Jan. 3, 1709. 
viii. Jacob, b. Mar. 20, 1706-07; living in Ridgefleld in 1743. 
12. ix. JameB, b. May 16, 1709. 

x. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 25, 1712; d. Sept. 23, 1713. 

6. Caleb 8 Jones {William Jr., 2 William 1 ), of Guilford, died May 24, 

1754. He married first, July 5, 1723, Mary, daughter of John 
Bishop, who died Jan. 23, 1724/25; and married second, Jan. 19, 
1726, Elizabeth Lucas, who died Oct. 22, 1782. His list in 1716 
was £49.16.0, and his faculty (carpenter trade and making wheels) 
was rated at £2. 
Child by first wife : 

i. Mary, 4 b. Oct. 26, 1724 ; m. Jan. 26, 1768, Nathaniel Foote of Bram- 
ford, and had four children, all daughters, who were unmarried. 
He d. Feb. 6, 1785. 

Children by second wife : 

ii. Aaron, b. Oct. 4, 1727 ; cl. Nov. 30, 1803 ; lived in Milford ; m. Nov. 

7, 1771, Anna, dau. of John Forsdick, who was b. Jan. 23, 1736, 

and cl. Oct. 30, 1808; no children, 
iii. Sibyl, b. Jan. 13, 1728; m. Sept. 11, 175Q, Samuel Hoadley of 

Bramford, who d. June 6, 1804. 
iv. Tryphena, b. Nov. 2, 1730; m. Joseph Roberts. 
v. Hannah, b. Jan. 3, 1735; d. Feb. 1, 1740. 
vi. William, b. Aug. 20, 1737; d. Nov. 24, 1739. 

7. Theophilus 3 Jones [Nathaniel, 2 William 1 ) was a joiner, and lived in 

Wallingford. He married first, Dec. 2G, 1711, Hannah Mix, who 
died Nov. 26, 1754; and married second, Sept. 22, 1755, Sarah 

Children, all by first wife : 

i. Caleb, b. Nov. 4, 1712 ; m. Mary, dau. of Zachariah Hard. Children : 

1. Anna, h b. Au<> - . 19, 1742. 2. Zachariah Hard, b. Sept. 3, 1744. 

3. Hannah, b. Jan. 8, 1746. 4. Caleb, b. Sept. 3, 1748. 5. Samuel, 

b. May 15, 1754. 
ii. Lydia, b. Nov. 4, 1714; m. Feb. 4, 1735, Joseph Moss, 
iii. Nathaniel, 4 b. Mar. 30, 1717; lived in Wallingford; m. June 8, 

1713, Sarah Merriman, and had: 1. Abigail, 6 b. Sept. 2(1. 1711. 2. 

Daniel, b. Oct. 17, 17 is. 3. Sarah, b. Aug. 16, 17.".m. 1. Eunice, 

i). Jan. 27, 1752. 5. Benjamin, l>. Feb. 5. 1757. 6. Amos, i>. Aug. 

3, 1758. 7. Reuben, b. Oct. 11, 1759. 8. Hannah, b. Feb. 24, 

iv. Hannah, b. Oct 1, 1720: in. Aug. 5, 1710, Jehiel Mcrriinan. 
v. Theophilus, b. Nov. l, 1723; d. Oct. 8, 1815; lived in Wallingford; 

m. May 21, 1757, Anna Street, who d. Aug. 10, 1811, aged 76. 

1906.] Lieutenant Governor William Jones. 167 

Children: 1. Sarah, 5 b. Mar. 30, 1758. 2. Nicholas, b. Nov. 25, 
1760; d. Aug. 25, 1848. 3. Anna, b. 1772; cl. Oct. 1, 1776. 

vi. Abigail, b. Dec. 28, 1726; m. Mar. 16, 1747, Benjamin Button. 

vii. Nicholas, b. Dec. 17, 1729; cl. Apr. 24, 1760; m. (1) Mary ; 

m. (2) Eunice . Children by first wife: 1. Charles,* b. 

May 19, 1752. 2. Patience, b. Mar. 27, 1754. Children by second 
wife: 3. Mary, b. Apr. 30, 1756; cl. May 6, 1760. 4. Eunice, b. 
Feb. 26, 1758; d. Mar. 31, 1758. 5. Mary, b. Feb. 26, 1760. 

viii. Daniel, b. Oct. 28, 1731; d. May 1, 1737. 

8. Theophilus Eaton 3 Jones (John, 2 William 1 ) lived in Norwalk, and 
married, Oct. 17, 1728, Sarah, daughter of Paul Cornel. 
Children : 

i. Hezekiah, 4 b. Oct. 22, 1729; cl. young. 

ii. Abigail, d. Sept. 14, 1737. 

iii. Hannah, b. Feb. 29, 1735-6. 

iv. Hezekiah, b. Jan. 28, 1737-8. 

9.* Samuel 3 Jones (Isaac 2 William 1 ) lived in Wallingford. He mar- 
ried first, Sarah , who died Nov. 9, 1760; and married 

second, April 12, 1762, Esther Pratt. 
Children, all by first wife : 

1. Mary, 4 b. Dec. 5, 1720. 

ii. William, b. May 31, 1722. 

iii. Diodate, b. Mar. 5, 1724. 

iv. Hester, b. Mar. 9, 1727. 

v. Eaton, b. Aug. 26, 1730. 

vi. Daniel, b. Mar. 18, 1745-6. 

vii. John, b. May 24, 1747. 

10. William 3 Jones (Isaac 2 William 1 ) lived in Marblehead, Mass. He 

married Isabella (? Burrington), and died Oct. 17, 1730. She mar- 
ried second, July 22, 1735, John Jaggar. 
Children : 

i. Burrington, 4 b. Apr. 16, 1721. 

ii. William, b. Sept. 5, 1723. 

iii. Basil, b. Apr. 29, 1725. He chose his grandfather, Isaac Jones, as 

his guardian, Apr. 26, 1739-40. 
iv. Deborah, b. Oct. 29, 1727. 

11. Timothy 3 Jones (Isaac 2 William 1 ) lived at New Haven. His will 

was dated Aug. 20, 1781. He married first, Nov. 16, 1726, Jane 

Harris of Middletown : and married second, Anna . 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. Nov. 29, 1729 ; m. Roberts. 

ii. Deborah, b. Sept. 4, 1730; m. Isaac Gridley, and had a son Isaac, 

who graduated at Yale, 1773. 
iii. Isaac, b. Dec. 3, 1731; A. B. Yale, 1757; d. in 1812; lived in New 

Haven; m. (1) June 5, 1768, Elizabeth Trowbridge, who cl. Apr. 

4, 1769; m. (2) Sibyl . Child by first wife: 1. William 

Trowbridge, 5 b. Feb. 25, 1769. Children#by second wife : 2. Isaac, 

Yale, 1792. 3. Mary. 4. William. 5. Henry, Yale, 1796. 6. 

Timothy, Yale, 1804. 7. Algenon Sydney, Yale, 1807. 8. Frances. 

9. Harriet. 
iv. Susannah, b. Aug. 10, 1733; m. Aug. 28, 1755, John Hotchkiss of 

New Haven, A. B. Yale, 1748, who d. July 5, 1779. 
v. Harris, b. Sept. 9, 1734. 
vi. Timothy, b. Oct. 1, 1737; A. B. Yale, 1757; cl. May 14, 1800; lived 

in New Haven ; m. (1) June 20, 1765, Mary Trowbridge; in. (2) 

Mrs. Rebecca (Hart) Lynde, dau. of Rev. William Hart, who cl. 

Oct. 26, 1819. 1. A son,** b. Apr. 5, 1767 ; d. young. 2. Elizabeth, 


168 Richard Scott. [April, 

in. Joseph Lynde. 8. William Bosewell, b. a deaf mute; never 
married; lived with his sister Elizabeth. 

vii. .1 \nk. b. Oct. 31, 1740. 

\iii. Mary, b. Dee. 12, 174:5; m. Oct. 31, 1704, John Lothrop, who d. 
1781); lived at New Haven. 

ix. William, b. Jan. 26, 1745-40; A. B. Yale, 17G2; d. in 1783; lived in 
New Haven; ra. , and had one dau., Anna, b who m. Solo- 
mon Huntington of Windham. 


By Stephen F. Peckham, Esq., of New York City. 

Richard 2 Scott was the son of Edward 1 and Sarah (Carter) Scott, 
and was born at Glemsford, Suffolk, England, in 1607. Edward Scott 
was of the Scotts of Scott's Hall in Kent,* who traced their lineage through 
John Baliol to the early Kings of Scotland. Richard Scott's wife was 
Catharine,! daughter of Rev. Francis Marbury and his wife Bridget Dry- 
den, daughter of John Dryden, Esq., and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of 
Sir John Cope. Col. Joseph L. Chester says (ante, vol. xx., p. 367) " It 
will be seen therefore that Ann Marbury Hutchinson, by both parents, de- 
scended from gentle and heraldic families of England." Of course the 
same could be said of her sister Catharine, and of her husband. 

Richard Scott and his wife probably came to New England with the 
Hutchinson party on the Griffin in 1634. Winthrop writes, " Nov. 24, 
1634, one Scott and Eliot of Ipswich, was lost in their way homewards 
and wandered up and down six days and eat nothing. At length they 
were found by an Indian, being almost senseless for want of rest." But 
if this refers to Richard Scott, he might have come in Winthrop's party. 

Richard Scott was admitted a member of the Boston Church, Aug. 28, 
1634. He next appears of record at the trial of his sister-in-law Ann 
Hutchinson, March 22, 1638, when he said, "I desire to propound this one 
scruple, wch keepes me that I cannot so freely in my spirit give way to 
excommunication whither it was not better to give her a little time to con- 
sider of the things that is ... . vised against her, because she is not yet con- 
vinced of her Lye and so things is with her in Distraction, and she cannot 
recollect her thoughts." 

He next appears in Providence. What was then included in the " Prov- 
idence Plantations " is now embraced in the towns of Woonsocket west of 
the river, North Smithfield, Smithfield, Lincoln, North Providence, Johns- 
ton, Providence and Cranston. Before 1700, the settlements centered in 


• In the Register, vol. xwi., p. 345, will be found a review of " Memorials of the 
fa mil v of Scott of Scott's Hull in the County of Kent," by .lames Renal Scott, Lon- 
don, 1876. 

t in the Register, vol. w., page 355, in an article on the Hutchinson Family, there is 
much relating to Ann Marbury Hutchinson, and incidentally to her Bister Catharine 
Marbury Scott. In vol. wi., p. '2S;S, is an aocountofthe Maroury Family with the will 
d!' the Rev. Brands Marbury. In vol. wii., ]>. 13, is the pedigree of Richard Scott, 
the article containing much that later researches have proved to be erroneous and 
reaching conclusions wholly erroneous^ In vol. xxiii., p. 121, is an article on the an- 
tiquitj of the name «i!' Scott, in \ol. li., p. 254, will he found the \\ ill of George Scott 

of London, England, B In-other of Kichard Scott, which furnishes absolute proof of the 
ancestry OI Kichard Scott. 



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what is now the city of Providence, with farms extending north up the val- 
ley of the Blackstone river, west of Pawtucket and Lonsdale. Cumberland 
was then a part of the Massachusetts town of Rehoboth. 

There is no record evidence of the time when Richard Scott first ap- 
peared at Providence. Familiar as I have been from childhood with the 
Blackstone valley, and after a careful study of the subject for many years, 
I have reached the conclusion that a mistake has been made in identifying 
Providence with Moshasuck. I believe that the latter settlement, while 
within the original limits of Providence, as first laid out, was about a mile 
west of Lonsdale, and a short distance west of Scott's Pond, where Richard 
Scott, Thomas Arnold, Thomas Harris, Christopher Smith, and others who 
became Quakers, made a settlement, which was begun before Roger Williams 
planted at the spring, the water of which still flows into a trough on Canal 
Street in the city of Providence. At Moshasuck, Richard Scott owned a 
very large tract of land, some of which remained in his descendants for 200 
years, which included what is now Saylesville and Lonsdale and the land 
between them and around Scott's Pond. It became the Quaker settlement, 
as distinguished from the Baptist settlement at the head of Narragansett 

The first document to which Richard Scott affixed his signature was the 
sorcalled Providence Compact,* which is pasted on to the first page of the 
earliest book of Records of the city of Providence. It is stated that when 
these records were copied in 1800, there was opposite the page on which 
the famous compact is inscribed an entry bearing date August 20, 1637. 
This date has been assumed to be the date on which the compact was signed. 
Until I obtained a photograph of this instrument, I supposed it was drawn 
up by Roger Williams and signed by the then citizens of Providence, but 
it is in the handwriting of Richard Scott, who was the first to sign it. He 
also signed for William Reynolds and John Field, who made their marks. 
Then, using the same ink, Chad Browne, John Warner and George Ric- 
card signed. Then, using another ink that has faded, Edward Cope, Thomas 
Angell, Thomas Harris, Francis Weekes, Benedict Arnold, Joshua Winsor, 
and William Wickenden signed. Here are thirteen names, but not the names 
of the thirteen proprietors of the town of Providence, nor one of them. 

It appears to me as almost certain that William Arnold and others had 
located at Pautuxet, and Richard Scott and others had located at Mosha- 
suck, before Roger Williams and others crossed over from Seckonk, in 
June, 1636, began building near where St. John's church now stands in 
Providence, and named the settlement Providence. It is equally certain 
that Roger Williams secured from the Indians a deed that covered, or was 
afterwards made to cover, the land on which William Arnold and Richard 
Scott had located, thus sowing the seed for the perpetual feuds that existed 
between Roger Williams and his " louing ffriends and Neighbors." In 
1637, Richard Scott went to Boston and married Catharine Marbury. Re- 
turning to his home in Providence in March, 1638, he drew up and signed 
the celebrated compact, expecting that Roger Williams and his fellow suf- 
ferers, fleeing from the persecution of the triumphant Boston party, would 
all sign it, and thus found a commonwealth absolutely divested of the 
theocratic principle. In this he was mistaken. William Arnold, and his 
party, were joined by Stukeley Westcott, Thomas Olney, Francis Weston, 
and Richard Waterman, who had been banished from Salem, and they 
forced or persuaded Roger Williams, October 6, 1638, to deed to them an 

* A slightly reduced facsimile from a photograph accompanies this article. 

17o Richard Scott, [April, 

undivided interest in the town of Providence. In this, Richard Scott and 
his friends who signed the compact had no share. Finally, those who 
signed the compact and those who were grantees under the deed from Roger 
Williams, with others who had arrived meantime, joined in an arrangement 
by which they became " Purchasers of Providence." Under this agree- 
ment, the neck between Providence harbor and the Blackstone river was 
divided into town lots and distributed to 54 purchasers, of which Richard 
Scott was one. His lot was next north of Roger Williams, and extended 
up over the hill north of Bowen Street. 

The conclusion therefore is inevitable, that whatever credit belongs to 
the author of this celebrated instrument belongs to Richard Scott alone, 
and that Roger Williams not only had nothing to do with it, but refused to 
sign it. It reads as follows : 

" We whofe names are hereunder def irons to inhabitt in ye towne of proui- 
dence do promife to fubiect ourselves in actiue or paffiue obedience to all fucli 
orders or agreements as fhall be made for publick good of o r body in an or- 
derly way by the maior coufent of the prefent Inhabitants maifters of families 
Incorporated together into a towne fellowfhip and others whom they fhall ad- 
mitt into them ■ 

only in ciuill things." 

January 16, 1638, Winthrop notes, "At Providence things grow still 
worse ; for a sister of Mrs. Hutchinson, the wife of one Scott, being infected 
with Anabaptistry, and going last year to live in Providence, Mr. Williams 
was taken (or rather emboldened) by her to make open professson thereof, 
and accordingly was rebaptized by one Holyman, a poor man late of Sa- 
lem." There is no other evidence that Catharine Scott had, or wished to 
have, any influence upon Roger Williams. They never agreed, and upon 
two occasions Roger Williams had her, with other waives of his neighbors, 
arrested, but he did not carry his suits to a conclusion before the Court. 

On the 27th of 5th month 1640, Robert Coles, Chad Browne, William 
Harris, and John Warner, were chosen Arbitrators to draw up what is 
known as the " Combination," which is a sort of agreement for arbitration 
for the adjustment of differences between " louing ffriends and Neigh- 
bours." Two of these arbitrators signed the compact, and two were gran- 
tees under the deed from Roger Williams, and the agreement adjusted dif- 
ferences between the Pawtuxet men, the Providence men, and the Mosha- 
suck men. The Combination was signed by 12 who signed the compact, 
by Roger Williams and 8 grantees under the deed, and 18 others. Richard 
Scott was one of the signers of the Combination, which contains the follow- 
ing clause, "we agree As formerly hath ben the liberties of the Town : so 
still to hold forth Libertye of Conscience." 

From 1640 to 1 650, the Scotts appear to have been quiet and prosperous 
citizens. They sold their town lot and moved out into the country, upon 
their lands at Moshasuck. Richard' 2 Scott shared in all the allotments of 
land, and acquired a large estate. Patience Island, in the Bay, was deeded 
to bim " aboute ye year L651," by Roger Williams. 

The children of Richard 2 and Catharine were: 

1. John, 3 d. 1677j m. Rebecca Browne. 

2. Mary, m. Christopher Holder. 

3. Hannah, b.1642; d. July24, 1681; m. Walter Clarke. 
I. Patience, b. 1648 ; m. Henry Beere. 

r>. Deliverance, d. Feb. 10, 1676 ; m. William Richardson. 
6. Richard (?). 

1906.] Richard Scott. 171 

Some time in 1656, Christopher Holder, a Quaker, came over from Eng- 
land and visited Providence. It is a tradition that Richard 2 Scott, his wife 
and daughters, soon became converts to the new faith. There is nothing 
to indicate that John 3 Scott was ever of that faith. Although the evidence 
concerning the identity of John Scott's wife is by no means certain, I think 
there is very good reason for believing her to have been the daughter of 
John and Sarah Browne of Old Swansea, who were baptists, members of 
John Myles's church. It is known that there was a second son, and there 
is reason for believing his name was Richard. 

The daughter Mary 3 and Christopher Holder formed an attachment, and 
when two years later he was arrested in Boston on the charge of being a 
Quaker, and sentenced to lose his ears, Catharine Scott and her daughter 
Patience, then 11 years old, went to Boston to comfort the young man in 
his trial. The story is thus told by George Bishop in his " New-England 
• Judged, by the Spirit of the Lord " : " And Katharine Scot, of the Town 
of Providence, in the Jurifdiction of Rhode-Ifland (a Mother of many Chil- 
dren, one that had lived with her Husband, of Unblameable Converfation,. 
and a Grave, Sober, Ancient Woman, and of good. Breeding, as to the Out- 
ward, as Men account) coming to fee the Execution of the faid Three, as 
aforefaid [Christopher Holder, John Copeland and John Rouse, all single 
young men, their ears cut- off the 7th -of 7th month 1658, by order of 
John Endicott, Gov.] whofe Ears you cut off, and faying upon their doing 
it privately, — That it was evident they were going to act the Works of 
Darknefs, or elfe they would have brought them forth Publickly, and have 
declared their Offence, that others may hear and fear. — Ye committed her 
to Prifon, and gave her Ten Cruel Stripes with a three-fold-corded-knotted- 
Whip, with that Cruelty in the Execution, as to others, on the second Day 
of the eighth Month, 1658. Tho' ye confeffed, when ye had her before 
you, that for ought ye knew, fhe had been of an Unblameable Converfa- 
tion ; and tho' fome of you knew her Father, and called him Mr. Mar- 
bery, and that fhe had been well-bred (as among Men) and had fo lived, 
and that fhe was the Mother of many Children ; yet ye whipp'd her for all 
that, and moreover told her — That ye were likely to have a Law to Hang 
her, if She came thither again — To which fhe anfwered, — If God call us, 
Wo be to us, if we come not ; and I question not, but he whom we love, 
will make us not to count our Lives dear unto our felves for the fake of his 
Name — To which your Governour, John Endicot, replied, — And we shall 
be as ready to take away yonr Lives, as ye fhall be to lay them down — 
How wicked the Expreffion let the Reader judge." 

The whip used is thus described by Bishop. " The whip used for these 
cruel Executions is not of whip cord, as in England, but of dryed Guts, 
such as the Base of Viols, and with three knots at the end, which many 
times the Hangman lays on with both his hands, and must needs be of 
most violent Torture and exercise of the Body." 

Afterwards the daughter Mary 3 visited her lover in prison, but the Bos- 
ton people sent her back to Providence without a whipping, a remarkable 
exercise of mercy for them, although they kept her in prison a month. In 
the spring of 1660, Mary 3 Scott and her mother went back to England, 
and on Aug. 12 she was married there to Christopher Holder. In a letter 
dated Sept. 8 of that year, Roger Williams wrote to Governor John Win- 
throp of Conn., " Sir, my neighbor, Mrs. Scott, is come from England, and 
what the whip at Boston could not do, converse with friends in England, 
and their arguments have in a great measure drawn her from the Quakers 

1 7 l* Richard Scott. [April, 

and wliollv from their meetings." Catharine Scott's death is recorded in 


the Records of Friends at Newport, which is absolute proof that she died 
in full standing among them. 

Feb. 26, 1676, Richard 9 Scott confirmed a deed, made many years before, 

of Patience Island to Christopher Holder and his wife Mary. A copy of 
this deed will be found in the REGISTER, vol. xxii. page 13. 

Richard 9 Scott's daughter Patience 3 married Henry Beere, who was mas- 
ter of a sloop running between Providence and Newport. His daughter 

Hannah 8 married Walter Clarke, son of Jeremiah and Frances (Latham) 
Clarke, who was one of the Quaker Governors of the Colony. 

In 1G6G, Richard Scott was chosen from Providence a deputy to the 

In 1G72, George Fox visited New England and preached in Newport, 
R. I., with great acceptance, which greatly disturbed Roger "William-. In 
167G, Roger Williams published in Boston, a book entitled " George Fox 
digg'd out of his Burrowes," which for scurrilous abuse has few equals, and 
which, when considered as the production of an apostle of Liberty of Con- 
science, is one of the most extraordinary books ever printed. In 1G78, 
George Fox published in London, " A New-England Fire-Brand Quenched, 
Being Something in Answer unto a Lying, Slanderous Book, Entitled 
George Fox Digged out of his Burrows, &c. Printed at Boston, in the 
Year 1676, of one Roger Williams of Providence in New-England." It 
seems that George Fox addressed letters to William Coddington and Rich- 
ard Scott, two of the most eminent Quakers in Rhode Island, and whom 
he had probably met at Newport, and asked them what manner of man 
Roger Williams was. They both replied at length, George Fox inserting 
the replies in his book as an appendix, from which I copy as follows : 

" Friends, 

Concerning the Converfation and Carriage of this Man Roger Williams, 
I have been his Neighbour thefe 38. years : I have only been Abfent in 
the time of the Wars with the Indians, till this prefent — I walked with 
him in the Baptifts Way about 3 or 4 Months, but in that fhort time of 
his Standing I difcerned, that he mui't have the Ordering of all their 
Affairs, or elfe there would be no Quiet Agreement amongft them. In 
which time he brake off from his Society, and declared at large the 
Ground and Reasons of it: That their Baptifm could not be right, be- 
caufe It was not Adminiftred by an Apoftle. After that he fet up a Way 
of Seeking (with two or three of them, that had deffented with him) by 
way of Preaching and Praying ; and there he continued a Year or two, 
till Two of the Three left him. 

That which took moft with him, and was his Life, was, To get Honor 
amougft Men, efpecially amongft the Great Ones. For after his Society 
and he in a Church- Way were parted, he then went to New-England,* and 
there he grot a Charter : and coming from Bofton to Providence, at Sea- 
conk the Neighbours of Providence met him with fourteen Cannoes, and 
carryed him to Providence. And the Man being hemmed in in the middle 
of the Cannoes, was so Elevated and Tranfported out of himfelf, that I 
was condemned in my felt', that amongft the Kelt I had been an Int'trument 
to let him up in his Pride and Folly. And he that before could reprove 

my Wife, for asking her Two Sons, Why they did not pull of their Rata 

to him ? And lold her, She might as well bid them pull off their ShoOS, 
as their Hats (Though afterward Chetook him in the fame Act, and turned 

•He went to Old England. Is not the New a mistake ? 

1906.] Richard Scott. 173 

his Reproof upon his own Head) And he, that could not put off his Cap 
at Prayer in his Worfhip, Can now put it off to every Man or Boy, that 
puis of his Hat to him. Though he profeffed Liberty of Confcience, and 
was fo zealous for it at the firft Coming home of the Charter, that nothing 
in Government muft be Acted, till that was granted ; yet he could be For- 
wardeft in their Government to profecute againf t thof e, that could not Join 
with him in it. as witnefs his Prefenting of it to the Court at Newport. 

And when this would not take Effect, afterwards when the Commiffion- 
ers were Two of them at Providence, being in the Houfe of Thomas 01- 
ney, Senior of the fame Town, Roger Williams propounded this Question 
to them : 

We have a People here amongft us, which will not Act in our Govern- 
ment with us ; what Course fhall we take with them ? 

Then George Cartwright, one of the Commiffioners asked him, What 
manner of Persons they were ? Do they Live quietly and peaceably 
amongft you ? This they could not deny ; Then he made them this Anfwer : 

If they can Govern themselves, they have no need of your Government. 

— At which they were filent. 

This was told by a Woman of the fame Houfe (where the Speech was 
fpoken) to another Woman, whom the Complaint with the reft was made 
againft, who related it to me ; but they are both Dead, and cannot bear 
Witnefs with me, to what was fpoken there. # # # * # 

One particular more I fhall mention, which I find written in his Book 
(pag. 7.) concerning an Anfwer to John Throckmorton in this manner : 
To which (faith he) I will not Anfwer, as George Fox Answered Henry 
Wright's Paper with a fcornf ul and fhamef ul Silence, — I am a Witnefs for 
George Fox, that 1 Received his Anfwer to it, and delivered it into Henry 
Wright's own hands ; [Yet R. W. has publifht this Lie So that to his for- 
mer Lie] he hath added another fcornf ul and fhamef ul Lie ; And then 
concludes, That they were his Witneffes, that he had long faid with David 
(and he humbly hoped) he fhould make it good that he hates and abhors 
Lying. _ 

Providence in -r» o » 

AT v , , Richard Scot. 


Richard Scott seems, from the meagre records that have come down to 
us, to have been a quiet man, attending to his own affairs, and having little 
part in the squabbles that disturbed the " louing ffriends and neighbours," 
which so often claimed the attention of Roger Williams. 

There is no record known of Richard Scott's death, but from collateral 
evidence he is supposed to have died quite suddenly in the latter part of 
1680 or early in 1681, leaving his affairs in considerable confusion. Cath- 
arine Scott died at Newport, R. I., May 2, 1687. 

In Bodge's " Soldiers in King Philip's War," the name of Richard 
Scott appears in such manner as to make quite certain the presence of two 
persons bearing that name. In those accounts, Richard Scott, cornet, and 
Richard Scott, private, were both paid for services, Aug. 24, 1676. The 
services extended from December, 1675, to Aug., 1676. From these ac- 
counts it also appears that John 8 Scott served from June, 1675, to Aug., 
1676. Richard 3 Scott, the younger, who is mentioned, but not named, in 
his father's letter to George Fox, no doubt perished, unmarried, in that ter- 
rible struggle. 

John 3 Scott, who survived King Philip's War, had married, about 1661, 
Rebecca Browne. He took the oath of allegiance May 30, 1667, and was 


Sarah, 4 


Sept. 20, 1002. 




March 14, L664 




Feb. 1, 1000; 




May 20, 1668. 




Dec. 20, 1008; 




Nov. 20, 1772; 

174 Richard Scott* [April, 

a juryman April 27. L668. He paid taxes of £1-0-0 in 1671. lie was 
acquiring property and rapidly becoming a prosperous citizen when h<- v, 
shot by an Indian, on his own doorstep, and mortally wounded, dying in a 
few days, about .June l, K*>77. As both Richard and John Scott's nan 
are not in " A List of the inhabitants who Tarried in Providence daring 
Philip's War — 1675, it appears probable that the entire Moshasuck 
quaker settlement went to Newport during that struggle, and that John 
Scott and his family returned too soon for safety. 

The children of John 8 and Rebecca, all born in Providence, probably at 

Moshasuck, were : 

b. Sept. 20, 1002. 

d. 1725; m. Elizabeth Wanton, 
d. 1734. 

d. young. 

d. Jan. 13, 1712; m. Joanna Jenckes. 

The son John 4 lived in Newport, with his grandmother and aunts, be- 
came a merchant and carpenter, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Ed- 
ward and Elizabeth Wanton. This Wanton family furnished five colonial 
governors, and are known as the " Fighting Quakers." 

The widow Rebecca remained in Providence, and took up the task of 
straightening out her late husband's affairs, a task to which was soon added 
the tangled affairs of her father-in-law, Richard Scott; and there she mar- 
ried, April 15, 1 078, John Whipple, Jr., who was one of the prominent 
men in the Providence colony, and had held nearly every office in tin 1 gift 
of the town, from constable to town clerk and moderator of the Town 
Meeting. He became blind, and several years thereafter, Dec. 15, 1700, 
he died. 

Jan. 7, 1701, the widow Rebecca Whipple presented a will to the Town 
Council for probate, and was appointed administrator of her husband's es- 
tate, but delayed the settlement for nearly a year, until she and John 
Whipple's daughters and their husbands, on the one part, forced a deed of 
partition with young John Whipple, on the other part. 

The youngest child of John 3 and Rebecca Scott, who was about six years 
old when his father died, lived with his mother in John Whipple's hou 
He became Major Silvanus 4 Scott, and early in life entered into the poli- 
tics of the town, becoming nearly as prominent in his generation as his 
step-father had been before him. He married, about 1692, Joanna, daugh- 
ter of Joseph and Esther (Ballard) Jenckes. His wife was a sister of the 
Governor Jenckes so noted in R. I. annals in the first half of the 18th 
century. I have not learned that either Silvanus 4 or Joanna 4 Scott were 
Quakers; but many of their descendants were, and still are, of thai faith. 
Their great-grandson Job Scott was, in the latter half of the 18th cen- 
tury, one of the most noted Friends' ministers then living. 

The children of Sylvanus 4 and Joanna were: 

1. John, 8 b. Sept. 30, 1694 ; d. July — , 1782; m. Mary Wilkinson. 

2. Catharine, b. March 31, 1696; m. NOV.H718, Nathan- 

iel .Jenckes. 

3. Joseph, b. August 16, L697; m. Elizabeth Jencto 

i. Rebecca, b February 11, 1699 ; m. 1718, John Wllkin- 


5. Esther, b. December 5, 1700 ; m. Dec. 14, 1721, Thom- 

as Sayles. 

6. Silvanus, b. June 20, 1702; d. young. 

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7. Joanna, b. December 11, 1703; 

vid Jenckes. 

8. Charles, b. August 23, 1705 ; 

love Olney. 

9. Sarah, b. June 15, 1707; d. 1753; 

plien Hopkins. 

10. Jeremiah, b. March 11, 1709 ; 

11. Nathaniel, b. April 19, 1711 ; 

Edward, 3 (Edward, 2 Christopher 1 ) and 

The only records of the Scott family that 
Records are the birth dates of the children of 
probable that all of the homes and the records 
during King Philip's War. The records at 
The Friends' records at Newport and East 
those at Union Village, Woonsocket, in 1719. 

m. May 10, 1724, Da- 
rn. Dec. 16, 1713, Free- 
m. Oct. 9, 1726, Ste- 
rn. Rebecca Jenckes. 
m. Mercy, daughter of 
Mary Mowry Smith. 

appear on the Providence 

John 3 and Rebecca. It is 

at Moshasuck were burned 

Providence barely escaped. 

Greenwich begin in 1676; 



Communicated by Wilford Jacob Litchfield, M.S., of Southbridge, Mass. 

[Continued from page 66.] 

A Catalogue of the Members of the second Church of Christ in Scitu- 
ate, Nov 1 : IS. 1751. * 

loseph Cufhing : y e Deacon. Sen r : 

Elifabeth Curtice, y e Widow 

Stephen Clap. 

Temperance his Wife. 

Abagail Collamore, y e Widow 

Elifabeth Prouty, y e Widow 

Elifabeth Turner, Widow 

Sarah Pinchion, — Widow 

Ann Stetfon,Wife to M r Gerfhom S n . 

Miriam Curtice. 

Mary Cuihing, Wife to M r 


lames Cuihing. 

Elifabeth Tolman, Wife to M r 

Benjamin Tolman. 

George King, & 

Deborah, his Wife. 

Elifabeth Brooks. 

Zachariah Damon, & 

Mehetabel, his Wife. 

lames Briggs, & 

Anna, his Wife. 

Mary Brooks, Wife to M r Nath 1 B. 

lohn James, Sen r & 

Samuel Stockbridge, Sen 1 " : & 

Lidia his Wife. 

Ierufha Church, wife to M r : 

Iun r 
Eunice Sylvefter, wife to M r : 

Rachel Spooner, Widow. 
Mary Barker, wife to M r : lames B. 
Mary Cufhing, wife to Hon 1 . lohn C., 

Esq : 
Margarett Collamore, wife to M r : 

North Eells, & 
Ruth, his Wife. 

Mary Sylvefter, wife to M r : Zebu- 
Ion S. 
Temperance Fofter Wife to M r : 

Ruth Perry. 
Anna Lenthal Damon Wife to M r : 

Iofeph Copeland & 
Elifabeth, his Wife. 

* The following entries are from the third book of records called " The Church Book 
— Jonathan Darby s — 1752." He was pastor until 1754, and was succeeded by Rev. Da- 
vid Bams, D.D. 


Records of Second Church of Scituate. [April, 

Lidia, his Wife. 
Timothy Symmes, & 
Elifabeth, his Wife. 
Benjamin Perry. 
Rachel Turner. 
Abigail Hobart. 
[faac Otis & 
Deborah, his AAlfe. 
Deli re Sylvefter. 
I faac Buck 

Ionna Ruggles, Wife to M r 
Iohn Haggles. 
Elfe Benfon, Wife to M r 
Jofeph Benfon. 
Sarah Lambert, Wife to M r 
lames Lambert. 
Iofeph Jacob, y e Deacon. 
Mercy Turner, Widow. 
Benjamin Curtice & 
Rebecca, his Wife. 
Abigail Turner, Wife to M r : W m : T. 
Iemima Damon, Widow. 
Lidia Simmons. 
Ion ah Stetfon & 
Mercy, his Wife. 
Ruth Perry. 

Rebecca Proutv, Widow. 
William Barrel & 
Abigail, his Wife. 
Iofeph Cui'hing, Jun r : y e : Deacon 
Margarett Turner. 
Rachel Stetfon, Wife to M r : Sam 1 : S. 
Nathan Pickles. 
Richard Turner. 
Benjamin Randal & 
Sarah, his AVife. 

Abigail Fofter, Wife of M 1 : Jof h : F. 
Lufanna Turner, wife to M r : Haw- 
kins T. 
Iudah Dwelly, Widow. 
Iofeph Dunham & 
lane, his AVife. 
Iohn lames, Iun r & 
Prudence, his AVife. 
Lidia Sylvefter, Wife to M r : Ioseph 


Mary Barker, wife to M r : Barnabas, 

Sr : 
1 lanital) Merit, wife to M r : David M. 
Hannah Bowker, wife to M r : lames 

[ofeph Clap, & 
Sarah, his wife. 

Iofeph Damon & 

Ioanna his Wife. 

Iofeph Palmer & 

lane, his Wife. 

Iemima Farrow, AVife to M r : Tho 8 : 

Sarah Barker, AA r ife to M r : Barna- 
bas, Jun r : 

Sarah Stockbridge, AVife to M r : 
Samuel, Juu r : 

Mary Neal, AVife to M r : John N. 

William Sylvefter & 

Mary his Wife. 

Mary Buck, AVife to Isaac B., Jun r : 

Prifcilla Hatch Wife to M r : Michael 

Deborah Turner, Wife to M r : If rael 

Edmond Grofs & 

Olive, his AVife. 

Mary Brooks, Wif e to M r : Wm : 

Hannah Stetfon, AArife to M 1 : Ma- 
thew S. 

Mary Torry, Wife to M r : Caleb T. 

Hannah Collamore, AA'ife to M r : 
Tho s : 

Abigail Turner, Wife to M r : Jon a : 

Iemima Prouty, AVife to M r : W m : P. 

Ruth Randal, AA r idow. 

Abigail Bowker, AVife to M r : Laza- 
rus B. 

Ifaac Damon & 

Lidia, his AVife. 

Benjamin Stoddard & 

Mary his AVife. 

Patience Iordan, AAridow. 

Cuba, a Servant to M r : Ifaac Tur- 

Deborah Oakman, Wife to M r : Sam 1 : 

Abiel Bryant, AVife to M r : Iohn B. 

Mary Bryant, AA r ife to M r : Sam 1 : B. 

lad Whitton. 

Hannah Turner, AVife to M r : Lem- 
uel T. 

Mary Northy, AVife to M r : lames 

Sarah Ruggles. 

Abigail Bryant, Wife to M r : Benja- 
min r>. 

Mary Sampfon, Wife to M r : Charles 


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The Names of those Admitted into full-Communion 


Mary, y e : Wife of Robert Damon. 
Iofhua Lincoln & Huldah his Wife. 
Gilbert Brooks. 

Iofeph Tolman & Mary his Wife. 
Thomas Pinchion & Agatha his Wife. 


June. 10. Oliver Winflows, difsmif ion from y e : 1*. Ch h : of Marfhfleld, 

was read & he recieved. 
Oct : 7. Hannah, y e . Wife of M r : W m : Stetfon. 

15. The Hon 1 : lohn Cufhing Efq 1 ' : being in full Communion with 
y e : eftablifhed Ch h : & dei'iring y e : ordinances of Christi- 
anity with us & y e : Privilidges of this Ch h : his Request 
Was granted by a Unanimous Vote. 
Nov r : 4. M rs : Mary Cufhing & M r : W m : Cufhing— the Children of 

Iudge Cufhing. 
December y e 4 th . 1754 M r . David Barns's Dismifsion from the Chh in 

Littleton was Read & He Received into the 2 d . Chh in 
Attest Joseph Cushing Jun r . Clerk of S d . Church During the Vacancy. 
Octb r 5. 1755 John Ruggles, Jun. 

Elifabeth Wife to M r Jofeph Toleman 
Nehemiah Porter and his Wife. Prince Rofe 
7. John Cufhing Jun & Deborah his Wife 
4 : Abiel Turner and Elifabeth his Wife 

Grace y e Wife of Elifha Sylvefter 
2 : the wife of Deacon Cufhing & his Son Jofeph 
Sam 11 Clap Jun and his wife Lucy 
Ruth Torry D. to Cap 1 Torry 
Nehemiah Hatch & Wife 
The Widdow Hannah Bbwker Lucy Bryant & Hannah 
July 4. Elifha Tolman and his wife 

Gilbert Brooks and Prifcilla Perry. 
Novb r . 4 Elifabeth Curtice 

Dcemb r : 3 : 
Ianuary 1756 : 
March : 
April : 


June 6. 1756 



The Names of those who are baptized. 


Nov: 17. 



Lucy, daughter to Cap : lohn lames j r : 

Melzar & Mary, Children of Charles Sampfon. — By Rev d : 

M r : Bourn. 
Deborah, daughter to M r : Gerfhom Randal. Prudence, 

D. to M r : Jofeph Stetfon. lohn Son to M r : lohn Bryant. 

(This Child Was baptized ye : Sabbath before Viz. Nov r : 

24. y e : 1 st : I baptized). 
Mary, daughter to M 1 : Elifha Fofter. by Rev' 1 : M r : 


Jan* : 








ITS Records of Second Church of Scituate. }>ril , 

Friday. 20. all y*: Children of M 1 : Richard Turner in his houfe, he 

being Sick. \'i/. Lemima, upon her defire. John, Vine, 
[ofeph, Confider, & Ruth. (('») 


Sarah, daughter to lob Neal. 

lohn, Son to Barnabas Barker Imr : 

being Tuefday, Confider, son to lon a : Elms, in his house it 

being Sick. 
Benjamin, Son to Benj a : Randal jun r : 
Elijah, son to Sain 1 : Brian t, & 
Nathaniel, son to Nath 1 : Turner. 
April, 5. William, son to Iofeph Copeland, 
Thomas, son to Tho s : Farrar, & 
Caleb, son to ainos Damon. 
12. Caleb, son to Iofeph Wade-William son to Will 1 ": Brooks, 

& William son to M r : \fall m : Merchant of Bofton. 
26. Lebeus, son to Sambo, a free Negro. 
May. 3. Ruth, daughter to Ifaac Stetfon. 

May. 10. Mary, D. to Deacon [ofeph Iacob, & 

Mary, D. to Robert Damon. 
June. 7. Hannah, D. to Cap. Caleb Torey, & 

Ionathan, Son to Lazarus Buker, [Bowker] & 
Mary, D. to Ifaac Buck. 
. 21. Elifha, son to Benj a : Buker. Iacob son to lames Gilkey. 
Mary, D. to [omitted] Burrel. Deborah, D. to y e : Widow 
Ruth Turner. 
Iuly. 5. Deborah, D. to Dea n : Iof h : Cufhing Iun r : 

12. Iofeph, Abigail, & Peleg, Children of m r : Ifrael Smith. 
North, son to M r : North Eells. 
Aug. 30. Abiel D to M r : Sam 1 : Stockbridge lun r : 
N. Stile Simeon Son to M r : Dan 1 : Damon, 

Sept. 24. David, S. to Widow Mary Clap, & David Clap Iun r : dec d : 

Stephen, S. to Sam 1 : Clap & Lucy his Wife. 
Oct : 10. Tuefday. Simeon, S. to Tho 8 : & Agatha Pinchion at her 

22. Zipporah, D. to M r : Barnabas Barker Sen 1 ": 
Celia, 1). to Ifrael Sylvefter, by M r : Bourn. 
Oct : 21). Tho 8 : Pinchion Sen 1 ': Tho 8 : Pinchion jun r : 

Mary & Iudeth, Children of Tho 8 : Pinchion Sen r : 

Enoch, Son to Sam 1 : Curtice. 

Anna, I), to M r : lohn Bowker. 

Perfis, D- to M r : Ion a : Turner. 

Elizabeth Hooper, AEt [omitted]: 

Edward, Son to lohn Cufhing Iun r . 


Bethiah, D. to M r : Abiel Turner. 
Lydia, I), to M r : [efse Turner, 
Abigail, 1). to M r : [ohn Briggs. 
Elifha, Son to M r : Elifha Silvefter. 
Feb. 25. Stephen, Son toM 1 ': Zach b : Damon Jun r : 

Nov r : 


Nnv r : 



Dec r : 






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March 22. Huldah, D. to M r . Iofhua Lincoln, apprehended near its 

end, Was baptized in their house. 
April. 1. David, Son to M r : William Prouty, & lames, Son to M r : 

lames Briggs Iun r : 

15. Eunice, D. to Nath 1 : Clap, Esq r : 

May. 13. Abigail (Smith) D. to y e : Widow Rachel Spooner, & Eliza- 
beth, D. to M r : Iouah Stetfon Iun r : 

27. Marlborough, Son to M r : W m : Silvefter. 
Iune. 3. Luke, Son to M r : Luke Silvefter. 

10. Edward, Son to Capt : Peleg Bryant. 
July. 15. Thomas, Son to Capt Iohn lames Iun r : 

Sarah, D. to Bazaleel Palmer, by M r : Bourn. 

16. Mark, son to Philis, Negro Servant of Deacon Iofeph Cufh- 

ing Iun r : 

29. Freeborn, Son to Sam 11 : Bow, a Negro Man, free. 

Aug fc : 5. Mary, D. to Sam 11 : Randal & Sarah his Wife, Who own'd 

y e : Covenant. 
Deborah, D. to Iacob Silvefter, Who own d : Covenant. 
26. Ionathan, Son to Ion a : & Lydia Tower. 
Sept : 2. Damaris, D. to Nehemiah & Lettice Prouty. 
23. Submit, D. to Tho s : & Han 11 : Collamore. ' 
Molly, D. to M r : Sam 1 : & Mary Bryant. 

30. David, Son to M r : Robert & M rs : Mary Damon. 
Oct : 14. David, Son to M r : Ifrael & M rs : Deb : Turner. 

William, Son to M r : lames & M rs : Deb : Barrel. 
21. Anna, D. to M r : Luke & Ionna Bowker — y y : own d : Cove- 

28. Iofeph, Son to M r : Oliver Winflow. By M r : Bourn. 
Simeon, Son to M r : Tho s : & M rs : Agatha Pincheon. 
Ebenezer, Son to M r : Iof : & M rs : Elif : Copeland. 

Nov r : 4. lob, Son to M r : lob Neal. 

18. Martha D. to M r : Iof : & M rs : lane Palmer. 
Dec 1 ": 2. Hannah, D. to M r : Benj a : & M rs : Han 1 ': Randal. 

9. Sarah, D. to M r : Elif ha & M rs : Mer m : Toleman. By M r : 

Ian y 



Molly, D. to Nath 1 : & Mary Mayo being sick, Was bap- 
tized at her defire & upon her account. 

Ruth, D r : to M r : Elifha & Temperance Fofter. 

Lidia D. to M r : Nath 1 : Mayo, & Mary his wife upon her 

William, Son to M r : W m : Iones of Marfhfield, Who own'd 
y e : Covenant. 

Ionathan, Son to M r : Lazarus Bowker & Abigail his Wife, 
being dangeroufly ill. 

M r : Ifaac Prouty AEt : 65, on his Death Bed. 

Mary, D. to M r : Barnbas Barker Iun r : 

The Rev' 1 . M r . Dorby Departed this Life April y e 22 d . 1754 In the 
28 th . Year of His Age and in y e 3 d . Year of His Ministry. 

At a Church Meeting of y e 2 d . Church of Christ n/Scituate on y e 7 th . 
Day of May A.D. 1754 being the first Chh. Meeting after the Death of 
vol. lx. 13 










L80 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [April, 

the Rev d . M r . Dml>\ S d . Church Chose y € Rev*. M* Bourn Moderal 

S\ ting, 

Also S 1 . Church Chose Joseph Cushing Inn'. Clerk of s '. Chh. duri 
ilit- present Vacancy 

Baptized. 1 75 1 

April. 28 th . Rebecca Curtis Daughter to Elisha and Sarah Curtis By 

Rev* M r Gay 
May. 5 th . Elisabeth Stetson Daughter to Csaac Stetson, By y Rev*. 

M r . Perkin 
May. 19 th . Beity Stodder Daughter to Benj a Stodder Inn r . Martha 
Daughter to Thomas Farrow and Amos Dammon Son to 
Amos Dammon all by the Rev d . M r . Bourn. 
May 20 Abigail [acob Daughter to Dea n . Ioseph Iacob by the 

M r . Smith 
June y e . 2 d . Desire Silvester Daughter to Nehemiah Silvester. Lucy Smith 

Daughter to Jsrael Smith. Lucinda Clap Daughter to 
Samuel Clap Iu r Jsrael & Ruth Lappum Children of 
Thomas Lappum and Asher Son to Philifl Slave to Doc tr 
Otis all by the Rev* 1 . M 1 . Wales 
September y e 2i) th . 1754 Mehitabel Cole Daughter to James Cole and Eze- 

kiel Sprague Sou to Ezekiel & Priscilla Sprague. 

all by the Rev* 1 M r . Smith of Wey°. [Weymouth] 

October y e 20 th . 1754 Caleb Cushing Son to Dea n . Ioseph Cushing Iu r . 

Samuel Stetson Sou to George Stetson and 
Samuel Randall Son to Samuel Randall all by 
the Rev' 1 M r . Nat h Eells of Stonington. 
October y e 27 th . 1754. Ann Briggs Daughter to Iohn Briggs and Iohn 

Bowker Son to Iohn Bowker by the Rev 1 . M r . 
Edward Eells of Middletown. 

David Barns [his autograph] 

The names of those y 1 . were Baptized Since I was Ordained. Decern 1 ' 1 ". 
4: 1754 
Dec 1 15: David, Son of M r . Iesse Turner Chriftopher, Son to M 1 

Sam 11 . Curtice 

Feb. 8 Thomas Son to M r E: Sylvetter 

Feb: 1G: Robert, Son to M r I : Cufhing 

Lemuel Son to M r Laz : Bowker 
Feb 23 Maiiha Daughter to M r A : Turner 

March. 2 Rachel Daugh*. to Nath: Clap Esq 
March. 2J Elisabeth Daugh r to Gerfh : Randal 
April (> : James: Son to Caleb Tory 


Apr: 21 Ruth : D: to North Eells 

May l<s Cefar in Private by Reafon of Sicknefs Sev 1 [Servant to] 

.Iohn Elms 
May 18 Rhoda D: to M r . Peleg Brianl 

Edward Son to Zec b . 1 tamon 

Jofeph Son to Ezra Randal. 

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May 25 Gilbert Son to W m . Brooks 

Bathfhebah D to Luke Bowker 
June 1 Elifabeth : D : to Amos Damon 

Hannah : D : to W m . Damon 
June 8 Zine : D : to Sam 11 . Briant 

Aug : 3 : Benjamin Son to Jofh Lincoln 

Celia : D : to Jsrael Sylvefter 

Job Son to Nathl : turner. 

Lucy D : to James Cufhing 
Aug : 23 : Abiah D : to John Briant 
N : B : Sarah D to Waterman Eells. this Day w : Eells & wife 

y r confefsion owned y e cov fc and had y r Child 

Babtized Sarah D : Nath Church 
Octb r : 5 : 1755/ 

Rebeckah D : to Jofeph Copeland 

Nath 1 . Son to Na th Broks [Brooks] 

Huldah D : to Bezelael Palmer 

Rachel : D : w m . Brigs 
Octb r 26/ Lydia D : to Jonah Stetfon 

Anna D : to Job Neal 
Nov br 16/ Jonathan Son to Nehe m Prouty 
Nov : 23/ Sarah : D ; Benja : Randal Ju 
Dec br 7/ Elifabeth Wife to Jofeph toleman 

Charles Son to Israel Smith 
Feb 1 : 1756 Ruth D : to Jona th . turner 

Abigail D : to Ezek : Sprague 
Feb/ 8/ Jofeph Son to John Brigs 
Feb 29/ Lydia D : to Deacon Cufh [Cushing] : 

Sarah D : to Sam 11 Randal 
May 16/ W m . Haden & wife made confefsion and owned y e Cov'. and 

with his Children 5 in Number w r Baptized 
May 16 : Damfon D : to John Bowker 

Hannah D : to Jom [? John or James] Nicolfon 
May 23 : Mercy D : to a negro of D 1 ' Otis 
May 30/ John Son to Michael Hatch 

Marcy D : to Eliph : No the [Northy] 
June 20 : Nath : fon to Nath Clap 

Johanna D : thorn 8 Farrar 

Jemimah D : to Amos Damon 

Sarah Da : Benja. Collomore 

Mary Ditto 

Hannah Ditto 

Benja Son to S d Collomore. 
June 30/ Thomas Son to J n Nicols 
Sept : 1 9/ Betty Jones : D : to John Jones 

Barnabas Son to B. ar Barker 


Jan 16 Deborah D to Jsrael Turner 

Abigail D to Ezra Randal 
March 20:1757 Nehemiah Son to Mr Nehemiah Porter 

26 : Nabby : D : to Lazarus Bowker Baptized in private by Rea- 
fon of Sicknefs 

Is2 Records of Second Church of Scituatt* [April, 

April : 8 : [blank] to .Jonah Stetfon Jon 

Id B rker Son to J B : ( luihing Jan 

17 Sarah I) to Widdow [blank | Palmer 

24 Sam": Son to Elilha Tolinan 

Ezekiel bod to Peter Collmore 
2 1 John Son to Sam" Bryant : 

24: Orphan D. to y* Widdo Peterfon owned y 6 covenant & n 
May 8 1757 Ezekiel Son of Isai. Stoddard 

15 Elifha Son to Lemuel Sylvefter 
Lucy: I): to Isaac Damon 

22 Sarah I) : to John Homes 
29 : Elijah Son to Jofeph Clap S r [?] 
Lydia 1): to John Curtice 
Abigail D: to M r : Stephen Laphana 
Prifce [Priscilla] : I) to Jsaac Prouty, 

Before Baptifm y e same Day y e S (l Prouty and wife owned 
y e Covenant 
June 19 1757 Allice: D: to Deacon Cufhing Jun 
July 3 Lydia D to Nath Brooks Jun 

10 Barftow Son to Cap 1 . W m . Sylvefter 
Hhoda D : to Michael Hatch 
: 17 : Rachel : D : to R d David Barns and Rachel his wife 

23 : Thomas, Sam 11 . Abel, Sons, to Simeon Nafh and Lydia his 

31 Cynthia D : to Elijah Curtice 
Aus 14: Thomas Barker Son to M r . James Brio;s 

21. Jofeph Son D cn . Jofeph Jacob 
28 : Unice : D : to Isaac Stetfon 
Sept : 1757 Oliver Son of Oliver winflow 

Ceberry [Sebre] D : to John Brigs 
Allice : D : to Israel Smith 
Eliphalet Son to Eliph Nothe [Northy] 
Octbr21757 Martha D: to Peleg Bryant 

9 Damaris D : to : Nehe m : Prouty 
Ruth : D : to Cornelius Brigs 

16 Molly: D to Benj»: Randall. 
nov : G : Mary : I) : to Math : Stetfon 

Abigail D to [blank] Tore [Tonvv] 

Mercy : D: to Antony Eames 

Hannah his wife His wife owned y e Cov: Bapt : on TIi> ac- 

Gidion Son to Gidion Role Jun brot out by her alone and 
Baptized on Her account 
20 Gerfhom Son to M 1 ' Nehemiah Sylvefter 

Betty: 1): to Benj 1 Collmore Baptized on Her Account 
Decb r 4: Ebenezer & Grace Totman owned y° Covenant and \ r 

children w h [were] Baptized Thomas and Stephen 
Charles Son to John Bowker 
Jenny I) : to Nath Mayhcw Baptized on Her Account 

[To be continued.] 

1906.] Genealogies in Preparation, 183 


(Continued from page 89.) 

Haight. — Jonathan of Rye, N. Y., by L. N. and Mrs. J. G. Nichols, Sny- 
der Hill, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Haley, or Halley. — All lines, by Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park Row, Room 
606, Chicago, 111. 

Hammett. — Edward of Martha's Vineyard (?), by Mrs. Mary L. Alden, 
Troy, N. Y. 

Handy. — Samuel of England or Wales, by William Byron Handy, 585 
Tremont St., Boston, Mass. 

Hansbrough. — Peter of Culpeper Co., Va., by John W. Hernden, 919 
Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 

Harriman. — Leonard of Rowley, Mass., by F. G. Harriman, Box 237, 
Santa Monica, Cal. ; and Fred W. Lamb, 452 Merrimack St., Man- 
chester, N. H. 

Harrison. — Burr of Chappawamsic, Va., by Lelia H. Handy, 1331 12th 
St., N. W., Washington,. D. C. 

Harrison. — Richard, Jr., of Newark, N. J., by W. E. Harrison, Fort 
Madison, Iowa. 

Harrison. — Richard of New Haven, Conn., by Mrs. Frances H. Corbin, 
54 Dwight St., New Haven, Conn. 

Hart. — Josiah of Manchester, N. S., by Howard C. Myers, 74 Spring St., 
Brighton, Mass. 

Harwood. — Andrew, by W. H. Harwood, M.D., Chasm Falls, N. Y. 

Harwood. — Nathaniel of Concord, Mass., by F. H. Harwood, 126 Main 
St., Evansville, Ind. 

Hasey. — Lt. William of Reading, Mass., by William Prescott Greenlaw, 
Sudbury, Mass. 

Hatch. — Thomas of Barnstable, Mass., by Henry Herbert Smythe, Fal- 
mouth, Mass. 

Hatheway. — John of Taunton, Mass., by B. F. Hatheway, Stamford, 

Hathway. — John of Taunton, Mass., by Thomas G. Hatheway, U. S. 
Assay Office, Seattle, Wash. 

Hath way. — Nicholas of Gloucestershire, Eng. (?), by Arthur B. Paine, 
120 Pleasant St., Brookline, Mass. 

Hawkes. — Adam of Lynn, Mass., by Adam Augustus Hawkes, Wakefield, 

Hawkes, or Hawks. — John of Lynn, Mass., by J. M. Hawks, 16 Newhall 
St., Lynn, Mass. 

Haaykesworth, Thomas of Salisbury, Mass., and Adam of Wilmot Town- 
ship, Annapolis Co., N. S., by Mrs. Sarah D. Cropley, Marblehead, 

Haw t kins. — James, Sr., of Union Co., S. C, by Edward A. Claypool, 
Suite 309 Bush Temple, Chicago, 111. 

Hawkins. — Robert of Charlestown, Mass., by Israel G. Hawkins, Stony 
Brook, Suffolk Co., N. Y. 

Hawley. — Jehiel of Arlington, Vt., by F. Phelps Leach, East Fairfield, 

1M Genealogies in Preparation, [April, 

Hay ward. — Samuel of Mendon, Mass., by Mrs. W. L. Proctor, 11 ( 

line St.. ( tgdensburg, N. V. 
Hedger. — Joseph of Flushing, L. /., by L. N. and Mrs. J. (>. Nicl 

Snyder Hill, Ithaca, N. V. 
Hedges. — Joseph of Monocacy % Mil., h) Mrs. \V. Samuel Goodwyn, Em- 
poria, Va. 
Henderson. — Robert of ffendersonviUe, Pa., by Miss Helen E. K 

Jefferson Ave., I Detroit, .Mich. 
Herndon. — William, by John W. Herndon, 919 Prince Street, 

andria, Va. 
Hewet, or Huit. — Thomas of Hingham, Mass., by Prof. W. T. He 

Cornell University, [thaca, X. V. 
Higgins. — Richard of Piscataw ay, N. ./., by .Mrs. M. P. Higgins, 2; 

West St., Worcester, Mass. 
Hill. — iToAm o/' Guilford Conn.) ami Luke of Guilford. Conn.) by Edwin 

A. Hill, Room 348 U. S. Patent Office, Washington, 1). I 
Hills. — Joseph of Newbury, Mass., by Smith Adams, Milltown, M 
Hills. — John of Ashford, Eng., Joseph of Newbury, Muss., and William 

Hartford. Conn., by William S. Hills, 294 Newbury St., Boston, Ma 

and Thomas Hills, \'u K St., South Boston, Mass. 
Hoag. — John of Rockingham Co., N. II. , bv Charles A. lloag, Lockport, 

N. Y. 
Hobart. — Edmund of Hingham, Mass., by William Nelson, Paterson, 

N. J. 
Hobbie, or Hobby. — John of Greenwich, Conn., by William A. Eardeley, 

4G0 State St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
HODGDON. — John of Scar boro, Me., by Charles A. Beane, 213 Commer- 
cial St., Portland, Me. 
Hodges. — James of New Haven, Conn., by Edwin A. Hill, Room 3-18 U. 

S. Patent Office, Washington, D. C. 
Holly. — John of Stamford, Conn., by William A. Eardeley, 466 State 

St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Holman. — Solomon of Newbury, Mass., by David Emory Hoi man, M. P.. 

Attleboro, Mass. 
Holmes. — David of Dorchester, Mass., Francis of Slam ford. Conn., aud 

George of Roxbury, Mass , by William A. Eardeley, 466 State I 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Holmes. — George of Roxbury, Mass., by George Arthur Gray, 51 Botolph 

St., Atlantic, Mass. 

Hopkins. — John of Hartford, Conn., by Timothy Hopkins, Mills Bid 
San Francisco, ( 'al. 

Hopper. — John of Deplford Township, N. J., by Harry Shelmire Hopp< 
Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Horton. — Thomas of Springfield, Mass. (?), by Marcus N. Horton, 
Essex Ave., Bloomfield, N. J. 

Horton. — William of Colchester, N. T., by Barnes Horton, Sheffield, Pa. 

Hoskins, or Hodskins. — William of Taunton, Mass., by J. C. C. Hoskii 
Sioux City, Iowa. 

Houghton. — John of Lancaster. Mass., by Dr. Arthur W. Clark, Law- 
rence, Kansas. 

Howard.— Of Norfolk, Eng., by W. W. Bolton, L20 Howard St., So. 

KaMoii, Ma 
Howard. — Robert of Dorchester, Mass.. I>\ William 15. Handy, 585 1: 
niont St., Boston, Ma 

1906.] Genealogies in Preparation. 185 

Howe. — Abraham of Watertown and Marlborough, Mass., Abraham of 
Roxbury, 3Iass., Edward of Lynn, Mass., James of Roxbury and Ips- 
wich, Mass., and John of Sudbury and Marlborough, Mass., by Hod. 
Daniel Wait Howe, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Hudson. — Ann of Philadelphia, Penn., or N J., by Harry Shelmire Hop- 
per, 400 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Hudson. — Henry of England, by Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park Row, Room 
GOG, Chicago, 111. 

Hughes. — John ap Hugh of Givynedd, Pa., by Mrs. Walter Damon Mans- 
field, California Hotel, San Francisco, Cal. 

Hunt. — Thomas of Rye, N Y., by Dr. William Austin Macy, Kings Park, 
Long Island, N. Y. 

Hurd. — John of Dover, N. H, by John Hurd Lord, Box 215, Berwick, 

Hurrell. — All families of the name, by W. G. Richards, 59 Llill Park 
Cresent, Plymouth, Eng. 

Hussey. — Capt. Christopher of Hampton, N. H, by Charles W. Tibbetts, 
Dover, X. H. 

Hussey. — Richard of Dover, N. H, by Henry S. Webster, Gardiner, Me. ; 
and R. B. Hussey, 48 Linden St., Reading, Mass. 

PIyde. — Jonathan of Newton, Mass., by Frank C. Hyde, 31 Milk St., Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

Hyde, or Ide. — Nicholas of Rehoboth, Mass., by Elizabeth J. Wilmarth, 
73 North Main St., Attleboro, Mass. ; and Herbert C. Ide, New 
Britain, Conn. 

Ingalls. — Edmund of Lynn, Mass., by Charles Burleigh, M.D., Maiden, 

Ives. — William of New Haven, Conn., by Arthur S. Ives, 33 Sidney 
Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Jackman. — James of Salisbury, Mass., by Geo. W. Jackman, 2403 North 
Ave., Bridgeport, Conn. ; and Parmenio Adams Jackman, 263 North 
3d East, Logan, Utah. 

Jackson. — Robert of Hempsted, L. I., by George Cleo Jackson, 79 Hamil- 
ton Ave., Akron, Ohio. 

Janes, or Jean. — Joseph of the Island of Jersey (?), by Albert James 
Walker, 18 Mt. Vernon St., Salem, Mass. 

Johnson. — William of Charlestown, Mass., by Orrin P. Allen, Palmer, 

Jones. — Dept. Gov. William of New Haven, Conn., by Edwin A. Hill, 
Room 348 U. S. Patent Office, Washington, D. C. ; and George H. 
Andruss, 2437 Warring St., Berkeley, Cal. 

Kehrt, or Cart. — Jacob of llbesheim, Bavaria, by Harry Shelmire Hop- 
per, 400 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Kempton. — Ephraim, Jr., of Plymouth, Mass., by Mrs. Josephine Kempton 
Sedgwick, Parnia, Mich. 

Kenny, Ki;ne, or Keney. — Henry of Salem, Mass., by Mrs. Frederic L. 
Osgood, 194 Washington St., Norwich, Conn. 

Keyes. — John of Worcester, Mass., by Miss Idelle Keyes, 1077 Boylston 
St., Boston, Mass. 

Kimball. — Richard of Ipswich, Alass., by S. P. Sharpies, 26 Broad St., 
Boston, Mass. 

King. — James of Siiffield, Conn., by Cameron II. King, 920 Fulton St., 
San Francisco, Cal. 

186 Genealog'ws in Preparation. [April, 

KlNGSLET. — John of Rehoboth, Mass., by J. S. Klngsley, Tofts College, 

Kiwi \k. — William of Londxmderry^ X. II.. by .Mr.-. John \\. White, 616 

Fast .')()tli St., Kansas City, Mo. 
Kibkbride. — Matthew of Burlington^ X. ./.. by Dr. William Austin Bfacy, 

kings Park, Long Island, N. Y. 

Kiktlam). — Nathaniel of Saybrooh, Conn., by Carlos P. Darling, Law- 

renceville, Tioga ( '<>., I 'a. 
Knight. — Dea. Richard of Newbury. Mass., by Smith Adams, Milltown, lie. 
Know 1. ion. — All lines, by George Henry Knowlton, 328J Hudson Ave., 

Albany, N. Y. 
Lake. — All Lake emigrants to America, by B. Lake Noyes, M.D., Ston- 

ington, Maine. 
Lamb. — Thomas of Roxbury, Mass., by Frank B. Land). Westfield, \. Y. 
Lamson. — William of Ipswich, Mass., by Albert II. Lamson, Flkins, N. II.; 

and Dr. W. J. Lamson, 120 Summit Ave. Summit, N. J. 
Lancaster. — Thomas of England, by Harry Fred Lancaster, Columbia 

City, Ind. 
Lane. — Robert of Killingworth, Conn., by Geo. B.Lane, Nowesna Bank 

Bldg., Minneapolis, Minn. 
Lang. — John of Portsmouth, N. H., and Robert of Portsmouth, N. II., by 

Henry W.'Hardon, 60 Wall St., New York City. 
Langdon. — Edward, John of Long Island (?), John of Boston, Mass., 

Peter of Cecil Co., Md. (?), Philip of Boston, Mass., and Tobias of 

Portsmouth, N H., by J. G. Langdon, 46 Pelham St., Newton Cent 

Langdon. — Noah of Farmington, Conn., by Miss Grace Langdon, McMinn- 

ville, Tenn. 
Langdon. — Peter of West Virginia, by Mrs. H. A. Carroll, Charles Town, 

Jefferson Co., W. Va. 
Langdon. — Philip of Boston, Mass., by Miss Annie Laws, 818 Dayton 

St., Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Langford. — John of Northampton, Mass., by Mrs. Mary L. Alden, 245 

Pawling Ave., Troy, N. Y. 
Langton. — George of Northampton, Mass., by Robert Getty Langdon, 35 

Nassau St., N. Y. ; and J. G. Langdon, 46 Pelham St., Newton Cen- 
tre, Mass. 
La en am. — John of Dartmouth, J\fass., by S. F. Peckham. 280 Broadway, 

Room 104, New York City. 
Lay. — John of Saybrook, Couu.,hy Edwin A. Hill, Room 348 U.S. Pa- 
tent Office, Washington, I). ('. 
LAZELL. — John of Hingham, Mass., b> r Theodore S. Lazell, 5 Nassau St., 

New York, N. Y. 
Leach. — Lawrence of Salem, Mass., by F. Phelps Leach, Bast Fairfield, Vr. 
Leighton. — Thomas of Dover, X. 11. — by Mrs. J. L. Comman, c/o Col. 

Daniel Comman, LT. S. A., War Dept., Washington, I). C. 
Lilly. — George of Reading, Mass., by Julias W. Lilly, 637 East 67th St., 

Chicago, 111. 

Linnell. — Robert of Barnstable, Mass., by Arthur Ellsworth Linnell, v 

Davis St., Wollaston, Ma-s. 

Litchfield. — Lawrence of Scituate, Mass., by WilfordJ. Litchfield, South- 
bridge Mass. 
•mis. — All Hues, by Klisha s. Loomis, Berea, Ohio. 

1906.] Genealogies in Preparation. 187 

Loring. — Thomas of Hull, Mass., by John Arthur Loring, Springfield, 

Mass. ; and George F. Loring, 76 Highland Ave., Somerville, Mass. 
Lounsburt. — Richard of Rye, N. Y., by William A. Eardeley, 466 State 

St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Lovejoy. — John of Andover, Mass., by D. R. Lovejoy, Niagara Falls, N. Y. 
Love well. — John of Nashua, N. H, by C. H. Lovewell, M.A., 6058 

Went worth Ave., Chicago, 111. 
Luce. — Henry of Tisbury, Mass., by Wilford J. Litchfield, Southbridge, 

Luddington. — William of East Haven, Conn., by Dr. Horace Ludington, 

135 North 31st Ave., Omaha, Neb. 
Lummus. — Edward of Ipswich, Mass., by Chas. A. Lummus, 3 William 

St., Newton, Mass. ; and Henry T. Lummus, c/o Lummus & Barney, 

Item Bldg., Lynn, Mass. 
Lyon. — Daniel of Greenwich, Conn., by L. N. and Mrs. J. G. Nichols, 

Snyder Hill, Ithaca, N. Y. 
Lyon. — Isaiah of South Woodstock, Conn., by Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park 

Row, Room 606, Chicago, 111. 
Lyon. — Jacob of Ashford, Mass., by Mrs. Joseph H. Johnson, 2005 2d 

Ave., South, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Lyon. — Thomas of Fairfield and Greenwich, Conn., by Robert B. Miller, 

41 Van Buren St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Macomber. — John of Taunton, Mass., and William of Marslifield, Mass., 

by Rev. Everett S. Stackpole, Bradford, Mass. 
Macor, or Maker. — James of Yarmouth, Mass., by William A. Eardeley, 

466 State St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Maddock, Madock, or Madox. — All families of the name, by W. G. 

Richards, 59 Hill Park Crescent, Plymouth, Eng. 
Main, or Mayne, Ezekiel of Stonington, Conn., by E. G. Main, 28 Maple 

Ave., Waterbury, Conn. ; and Algernon A. Aspinwall, 1305 Riggs 

St., Washington, D C. 
Maltby. — John and William of New Haven, Conn., by Dorothy Lord 

Maltby, 58 Grove St., New Haven, Conn. 
Manwaring. — Ranalphus of England, by G. A. Manwaring, Bayonne 

City, N. J. 
Markham, — Daniel of Middletown, Conn., by E. A. Markham, M.D., 

Box 95, Durham, Conn. 
Marshall. — Anthony of Walpole, Mass., by Mrs. Sarah D. Cropley, Mar- 

blehead, Mass. 
Martin. — John of Piscataway Township, N. Y, by Charles W. Tibbetts, 

22 New York St., Dover, N. H. 
Martin. — Samuel of Philadelphia, Pa., by Richard A. Martin, 145 West 

82 St., New York City. 
Mason. — Sampson of Rehoboth, Mass., by Francis W. Plant, Joliet, 111.; 

Carlos Parsons Darling, Lawrenceville, Penn. ; and Alverdo Hay- 
ward Mason, East Braintree, Mass. 
McGaffey. — Neil of Epsom, N. H., by Rev. Frank Gardner, 119 South 

4th St., Sunbury, Penn. 
McNally. — Michael of Clinton, Maine, by Charles A. Beane, 213 Com- 
mercial St., Portland, Me. 
McPike. — James of Newport, Ky., by Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park Row, 

Room 606, Chicago, 111. 
Mercier. — Jean of Canterbury, Eng., by M. Ray Sanborn, Yale Univer- 
sity Library, New Haven, Conn. 

L88 Genealogies in Preparation. [April, 

Merritt. — Henry of Scituate, M</ss., by Wilford J. Litchfield, South- 
bridge, Ma 

Messenger. — Henry of Boston, Mass., by Winthrop Messenger, 283 Vin- 
ton St., Melrose Highlands, Mas . 

Metcalf. — Michael of Dedham, by .John Wilder Fairbank, 25 Upton St., 
Boston, Mass. 

Miller. — James of Rye, N. Y, by Robert B. Miller, 41 Van Buren St., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ' 

Miller. — Frank of Waldoboro 1 , Me., by Frank B. Miller, Rockland, Me, 

Miller. — John of Wethersfield and Stamford, Conn., by Robert B. Miller, 
41 Van Buren St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Miller, or Millen. — Oapt. Joseph of West Springfield. Mass., by C. S. 
Williams, 16 Rivington St., New York City. 

Mills. — Daniel of Hadley, N. Y., by John R. Gray. 423 Prospect Ave., 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

Mills. — George of Jamaica, Long Island, N Y.,hy William A. Eardeley, 
466 State St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Mills. — John of Staunton, Va., by Edward C. Mills, 10 Y. M. C. A. 
Bldg., Columbus, Ohio. 

Milton. — Robert of Hull, Mass. (?), by William B. Handy, 585 Tremont 
St., Boston, Mass. 

Moffat. — William of Killingly, Conn., by Mrs. Grace Moffett Lansing, 
Watertown, N. Y. 

Morris. — Capt. Richard of Morrisania, N. Y, by Murray Edward Poole, 
Ithaca, N. Y. 

Morse. — Anthony, Samuel, Joseph, and William, by Emily W. Leavitt. 7 
Walnut St., Boston, Mass. 

Moss. — John, by Emily W. Leavitt, 7 Walnut St., Boston, Ma 

Munsey. — William of Dover, N. H, by William L. Palmer, 22 Sacra- 
mento Place, Cambridge, Mass. 

Murray. — Jonathan of Guilford, Conn., by W. B. Murray, 505 North 
Elizabeth St., Peoria, 111. 

Murray. — Noah of Murray sfield, Penn., by Mrs. Louise Welles Murray. 
Athens, Penn. 

Nash. — All lines, by Elizabeth T. Nash, Madison, Conn. 

NEEDH4.M. — Anthony of West Peabody, Mass., by Sarah Jane Clarkson 
Needham, West Peabody, Mass. 

Neill. — Filius of Scotland, by William Nelson, Paterson, N. J. 

Newell. — Thomas of Hartford, Conn. (?), by Carlos P. Darling, Law- 
renceville, Penn. 

Newton. — Richard of Marlborough, Mass., by Mrs. E. N. Leonard. De 
Pere, Wis. 

Nicholas. — Rice of Madison, N. J., by X. L. and Mrs. J. G. Nichols, 
Snyder Hill, Ithica, X. Y. 

Noyes. — Rev. James of Newbury, Mass.. by Smith Adams, Milltown, Me. 

NUTT. — William of Chester, N. H., by Charles Xult, 7 Munroe Ave., 
Worcester, Mass. 

Nye. — Benjamin of Sandwich, Mass., by Henry Herbert Smythe, Fal- 
mouth, Mass. 

Obits, Obitts, or Opitz. — Tohn Michael of LowviUe, N. Y, by Lieut. C. 
E. Johnston, Revenue Cutter Office, Treasury Department, Washing- 
ton, 1). ('. 

Oldham. — Toshua of Scituate, Mass., by Mrs. James W. Carey. 22 Maga- 
zine St., Cambridge, Ma 


1906.] ' Genealogies in Preparation. 189 

Olmsted, Olmstead. — Capt. Jabez of Ware, Mass., Capt. Nicholas of 

Hartford, Conn., and Capt. Richard of Nomvalk, Conn., by Frederick 

S. Hammond, Oneida, N. Y. 
Ordway. — James of Newbury, Mass., by John C. Ordway, 113 North 

State St., Concord, N. H. 
Osborn(e). — All lines, by John M. Bancroft, Bloomfield, N. J. 
Pabodie (see Peabody). — Elizabeth of Plymouth, Mass., by Mrs. Marv 

L. Alden, 245 Pawling Ave., Troy, N. Y. 
Paine. — David of Ludlow, Mass., by Mrs. Clara Paine Ohler, 559 West 

Market St., Lima, Ohio. 
Paine. — Thomas of Easlham, Mass., by Josiah Paine, Harwich, Mass. 
Palmer. — William of Hampton, Mass., by William L. Palmer, 22 Sacra- 
mento Place, Cambridge, Mass. 
Pardee. — George of New Haven, Conn., by Carlos P. Darling, Lawrence- 

ville, Pa. 
Pardee. — John of Sharon, Conn., by Miss Lydia Patchen, Westneld, N. Y. 
Parke. — Richard of Cambridge, Mass, by Frank S. Parks, 2104 H St., 

N. W., Washington, D. C 
Parke. — Robert of Mystic, Conn., by Frank Sylvester Parks, 2104 H St., 

N. W., Washington, D. C. 
Parker. — All families in America, by A. G. Parker, 878 Prospect Ave., 

Buffalo, N. Y. 
Parker. — Pea. Thomas of Reading, Mass., by P. Hildreth Parker, 412 

Pleasant St., Dracut, Mass. 
Parks. — Lt. Richard of Concord, Mass., by C. W. Parks, U. S. N., Navy 

Dept., Washington, D. C. 
Parmele. — John of New Haven, Conn., by Dr. George L. Parmele, 65 

Pratt St., Hartford, Conn. ; and Miss Helen Parmelee, 832 Euclid 

Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. 
Parsons. — Ct. Joseph of Springfield, Mass., by Carlos P. Darling, Law- 

renceville, Pa. 
Partridge. — George of Duxbury, Mass., by Mrs. Edward C. Chatfield, 

613 Fulton St., Minneapolis, Minn. 
Patching. — Joseph of Roxbury, Mass., and Fairfield, Conn., by Miss 

Lydia Patchen, Westh'eld, N. Y. 
Pattee. — Peter of Haverhill, Mass., by William Tracy Eustis, 19 Pearl 

St., Boston, Mass. 
Patterson. — Andrew of Stratford, Conn., by George L. Burton, 87 

Church St., New Haven, Conn. 
Peabody (see Pabodie). — Lt. Francis of Topsfield, Mass., by Miss 

Grace Peabody, 7424 Normal Ave., Chicago, 111. 
Peakes, or Peaks. — William of Scituate, Mass., by Wilford J. Litchfield, 

Southbridge, Mass. 
Peaslee. — Joseph of Salisbury, Mass., by George F. Beede, Freemont, 

N. H. 
Peckjiam. — Benjamin of North Stonington, Conn., by Byron J. Peckham, 

52 Mechanic St., Westerly, R. I. 
Peckham. — John of Newport, R. L (?), by Stephen F. Peckham, 280 

Broadway, New York City. 
Peirce. — Caleb of Rochester, Mass., by John Elliot Bowman, 79 Elm St., 

Quincy, Mass. 
Pendleton. — Brian of Winter Harbor, Me. (?), by Everett Hall Pendle- 
ton, Taunton, Mass. 

1!>0 Genealogies in Preparation, April, 

Pi i;i i i . — Allan of Tptwich, .Was*., by M. V. B. Perley, 22 Cabot St., 

Salem, Mai 
Perrin. — Daniel of Staten Island, X. V.. by Howland I). Perrine, 111 

Broadway, New York ( 'it v. 
Pebrt. — Ezra of Sandwichy Mats., by William A. Eardeley, 166 State 

St., Brooklyn, N. V. 
Pettingell. — Richard of Newbury, Mass., by Smith Adams, Milltown, Me. 
Phelps. — William of Windsor, Conn., by F.Phelps Leach, Eas( Fairfield, 

Phillips. — George of Water town, Mass., by Pauline Willis, 3 Kensington 

Gate, London, Eng. 
Piatt, or Pyatt. — JoAn o/V/e Island of St. Thomas, by Benj. W. Strader, 

426 East 1th St., Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Pierce. — Daniel of Newbury, Moms., by Smith Adams, Milltown. Me. 
Pike. — James of Newport, Ky., by Eugene F. MePike, 1 Park Row, Room 

606, Chicago, 111. 
PlLGHER. — James of Dumfries, Va., by Maj. James Evelyn Pilcher, U. 

S. A., Carlisle, Pa. 
PITCHER. — Pitchers of Albany and Schoharie Counties, N. Y., by George 

Thurston Waterman, 119 Hamilton St., Albany. N. Y. 
Place. — John of Rochester, N. H., by Guy Scoby Rix, Concord, X. II. 
Plumer, or Plummer. — Francis of Newbury, Mass., by Smith Adams, 

Milltown, Me.; and Rev. George M. Bodge, 11 Flora St., West Rox- 

bury, Mass. 
Pomerot. — Eltweed of Northampton, 3fass., by Carlos P. Darling, Law- 

renceville, Penn. ; and Mrs. Henry Thorp Bulkley, Southport, Conn. 
Pool. — Patrick of Virginia or North Carolina, by Murray Edward Poole, 

Poole Block, Ithaca, N. Y. 
Poole. — Edward of Weymouth. Mass., John of Reading, Mass., William of 

Dorchester, Mass., John of Gloucester, Mass., Samuel of Boston, Mass., 

Matthew of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Daniel of Virginia, Robert of 

Jamestown, Va., Robert of Bermuda and Virginia, Peter of Bound 

Brook, N J, and Henry of Elizabeth City, N C., by Murray E. Poole, 

Poole Block, Ithaca, N. Y. 
Poole. — John of Heading, Mass., by William Prescott Greenlaw, Sud- 
bury. Mass. 
Poste. — Jeremiah of Morris Co., N. J. (?), by L. N. and Mrs. J. G. Nich- 
ols, Snyder Hill, Ithaca, N. Y. 
Pray. — Quinton of Brain/tree, Mass., by J. L. Pray, 217 Rockingham St., 

Toledo, Ohio. 
PRESTON. — Roger of Lynn, Mass., by Charles II. Preston, Ilathorne, Es- 

sex Co., Mass. 
Prince. — Robert of Salem, Mass., by Edward Prince, Quincy, 111. 
Pbindle, or Pringle. — William of New llaren. Conn,, by Miss Mary L. 

Iline, 142 Main St., West Haven, Conn.; Franklin C. Priudle, l*. S. 

N.. retired, Xavy Dept., Washington, I ). C.J and Ruth S. Prindle, 

Sharon, Conn. 
Puffer, or Poffer. — George of Braintree, Mass., by Loring W. Puller, 

15 Green St., Brockton. Mass. 
IVimiv. — Gabriel of Annapolis Co., N. S., by L. N. and Mrs. J. (J. Nich- 
ols, Snyder Hill, Ithaca, N. Y. 
Putnam. — John of Salem, Mass., by Eben Putnam. 26 Broad St., Boston. 


[To bo continued.] 

1906.] Descendants of 'Thomas TreadwelL 191 


By William A. Bobbins, LL.B., of Brooklyn, 1ST. Y. 
[Continued from page 55.] 

15. Jabez 4 Tread well {Nathaniel* Nathaniel* Thomas 1 ), born in Ips- 

wich, Mass., 9 Aug., 1713, died testate in Ipswich, 22 Dec, 1780 
(the correct year, although his gravestone states 1781), married 
(intention published in Ipswich, 20 Nov., 1736) Lucy Haskell of 
Ipswich, who died in Ipswich, 21 Sept., 1789, aged 74 years. 

The church records in Ipswich would lead one to believe that 
Jabez married four times, whereas he had but one wife. He was 
a cooper, and resided in Ipswich. 

Children, baptized in Ipswich : 

i. William, 5 bapt. 12 Men., 1737-8. 

31. ii. Jabez. 

iii. Lucy, bapt. 21 Dec, 1740; d. iu Ipswich, 7 Nov., 1763. 

iv. Hannah, bapt. 19 Dec, 1742. 

v. Hannah, b. 3 Jan., 1743-4; d. 16 Feb., 1823; m. (int. published in 
Ipswich, 14 Nov.., 1767) Aaron, bapt. in Ipswich, 2 Sept., 1744, 
d. testate, 10 May, 1801, son of Jeremiah and Joanna (Smith) 
Per kins. He was a cooper, and resided in Ipswich. Children : 
"~L" TTdnnah. 2. Lucy. 3. JSarah. 4. Aaron. 5. Daniel. 6. 
Joanna. 7. Jeremiah. 8. Jabez. 9. Daniel. 

vi. Sarah, bapt. 2 Feb., 1745-6; d. probably 4 Feb., 1782; m. (int. 
published in Ipswich, 19 Nov., 1768) Michael, probably bapt. 6 
Apr., 1746, cl. 25 Nov., 1795, son of Peletiah and Jane (Farley) 
Kills.™?:? 1 of Ipswich. Did he m. (2) Mary Knowlton of Ipswich? 

32. vii. Samuel. 

33. viii. William. 

34. ix. Nathaniel. 

x. Martha, bapt. 9 May, 1756. 
xi. Elizabeth, bapt. 26 Mch., 1758. 
xii. Daniel, bapt. 3 June, 1759. 

16. Samuel 4 Treadwell (Samuel, 8 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1 ), born in Wells, 

Me., 28 May, 1720; died probably after 27 Apr., 1803, on a salt 
marsh where he had been at work, his body having been found 
beside a heap of hay; married (intention published in Wells, 15 
Oct., 1744) Hannah, born probably in Wells, 22 Aug., 1727, 
daughter of James and Lydia Littlefield of Wells. He apparently 
divided his property among his children during his lifetime. He 
was a yeoman, served in the French and Indian War, and resided 
in Wells, Me. 

Children, born in Wells, Me. : 

i. Hannah, 5 b. 27 Sept., 1745. 

35. ii. Nathaniel. 

36. iii. James. 

37. iv. Masters. 

38. v. Samuel. 

vi. Hammond, bapt. in Wells, 15 May, 1757; killed in battle near Ti- 
conderoga, reported dead 27 June, 1777, having enlisted 14 Dec, 
1776, for three years or during the war. 

vii. Lydia, bapt. in Wells, 16 Sept., 1759. 

viii. Mary, bapt. in Wells, 31 Aug., 1760. Did she m. in Wells, 29 
Oct., 1789, Joseph, b. 1 May, 17G3, d. 17 Apr., 1836, probably the 


192 I) Is of Thomas TreadvoelU ^pnl> 

n of ! and by Vforrlson) Kimball of v and 

fork, Me. This Joseph Kimball resided in Wells and York. 
Children: l. Hannah. 2. Joseph. '■'•■ Charh 
ix. Jonathan, bapt. 81 Aug., L760; d. probably in the army, on or 
before l Jan., L782. He enlisted in the Continental Army to Berve 
three years or during the war, after previous Bervice. 
x. Lydia, bapt. in Wells, 24 Apr., L763. 
89. xi. Jacob. 

17. Joseph 1 Tread well (Thomas? Nathaniel? Thomas 1 ), horn in I 
wich, Mass., '■'> Feb., 1716/7, died in the army at Menas Bay, on I 
of Chagnecto, Nova Scotia, about 17b:!, married (intention published 
in Ipswich, 10 Jan., 1746/7) Sarah, baptized in Rowley Parish, 
Mass., L5 Feb., 1727/8, daughter of David and Mary (Platte) 
Hammond of [pswich. Sarah (Hammond) Treadwell married s< 
ond, in Newburyport, Mass., 25 Dec, L769, Walter Davis of New- 
buryport, Mass., where she resided at that time. 

Joseph 4 Treadwell was a yeoman, and resided in Ipswich and 
Dracut, Mass. 

Children, baptized in Ipswich : 

40. i. Joseph. 6 

ii. Elizabeth, bapt. 5 Men., 1748-9; probably d. young. 

iil. Mary, bapt. 5 Men., 1748-9; probably m. in Newburyport, Mast 
30 Doc, 1769, George Tryal. 

iv. Sarah, I), in Rowley, Mass., 1751; bapt. 7 July. 1751; d. in Mill- 
bury, Mass., 25 Feb., 1837; m. in Oxford, Mass., 25 July, 17 
David Stone (name changed from Gale) of Oxford, b. in Wal- 
tham, Mass.. 6 Dec., 1750, d. testate 9 Dec, 1827. She resided 
in Sutton, Mass., at time of her marriage. Be was a yeoman, 
and resided in Oxford, that part now North Oxford. Children: 
1. David. 2. Joseph. 3. Sarah (mother of Clara Barton, famous 
through her work in the Red Cross Society). 4. Anna. 5. 

18. Thomas 4 Treadwell (Thomas? Nathaniel? Thomas 1 ), born in 

Ipswich, Mass., 6 Aug., 1732, died intestate, probably in 17G6, 
married in Ipswich, 1!) Feb.. 1752, Esther, baptized 23 Feb.. 1728, 
died probably in Ipswich, 5 Oct., 1809, daughter of Nathaniel and 
Hannah (Fossee) Hovey. He was a sea captain, and resided in 
Ipswieh. Was he the " joiner," 1734? 
Children, baptized in Ipswieh: 

41. i. Nathaniel.* 

ii. Hannah, bapt. 12 May. 1754. Did she m. 27 Men., 1777. Stephen 

Wyatt, Jr., of Newburyport, Mass.? 
iii. ESTHER, bapt. 14 Nov., L756. Did she marry in Ipswieh. 22 May. 

I77.s, Robert Newman of [pswich? Perhaps it was their child 

who d. in Ipswieh, 20 July. 1 7:»< t. 

19. SAMUEL 6 TREADWELL (Thomas? Thomas."' Thomas.' 2 Thomas 1 ), born 

iii [pswich, Mass., '.) Men., 1738, living 29 May. 1 7 7 s , married in 
Terapleton, Mass., 18. June, 1766, Sarah Nick] lie was a yeo- 

nia'i and blacksmith, was in the Canadian expedition in 1760—1, 
,cd in the Revolution, probably as armorer. He resided in 
Littleton and Templeton, Mass., Pitzwilliam and Swanzey, N. II. 

( bildren : 

i. Lydia, 8 b. in Templeton, Mass., 27 Aug., 1768; d. 6 Aug., 1836; m. 

29Mch., 1789, Thomas, b. 10 Jan., L766, d. intestate 8 .inly. L889, 

►n of Moses and Ruth (Hill) L earne d. He resided in Templeton, 

1906.] Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. 193 

Mass. Children: 1. Mary. 2. John. 3. Joel. 4. Lydia. 5. 
Samuel. 6. Buth. 7. Lyman. 8. Sarah. 9. JoeZ. 10. Moses. 
ii. Sarah, bapt. 10 Nov., 1771. 

20. Thomas 5 Treadwell ( Thomas, 4 Thomas, 8 Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ), bap- 
tized in Ipswich, Mass., 20 Oct., 1745, died testate, in Littleton, 
Mass., 7 May, 1796, aged 50 years, married in Littleton, 14 May, 
17G7, Jane, born in Littleton, 6 Mch., 1742, died in (? Waterford, 
Me., 6 Mch.) 1839, daughter of William and Hannah Jewett of 
Littleton. He was a yeoman, served in the Revolution, and re- 
sided in Littleton. After his death, his widow moved with her 
family to Waterford, Me. 

Children, bom in Littleton: 

i. Hepzibah, 6 b. 7 Feb., 17G9 ; m. in Littleton, 25 Nov., 1790, Dea. 
Solomon, b. in Groton, Mass., 7 Feb., 1763, cl. in Waterford, Me., 
Sept., 1841, son of J. and Susannah (Moore) Stojie of Groton. 
He was a farmer, and resided in Groton, Mass., and Waterford, 
Me. Children: 1. Solomon. 2. Thomas Treadwell. 3. Susan 

ii. Hannah, b. 13 (or 18) Sept., 1770 ; cl. in Groton, Mass., 5 Jan. 1800; 
m. (int. published in Littleton, 18 May, 1788) Samuel, b. in Little- 
ton, Mass., 17G7, probably the son of Matthias and Mary (Pres- 
ton) Farnsworth. Did he ra. (2) Miss Hannah Tuttle of Little- 
ton? He resided in Littleton and Groton, Mass. Children: 1. 
Asahel. 2. Mary. 3. Thomas Treadwell. 4. Hepzibah. 

iii. John, b. 18 Mch., 1772. 

iv. William, b. 30 Dec, 1773. 

v. Huldah, b. Sept., 1775; cl. young. 

vi. Huldah, b. 29 July, 1777; buried in Littleton, 7 Sept., 1787, "in 
her 12th year" (?). 

vii. Esther, b. 30 May, 1778; d. probably in 1873; m. Samuel Sanders 
of Rowley, Mass., who resided in Westbrook or Woodford's 
Corners, Me. Children: 1. Hannah. 2. Thomas. 3. Joshua. 
4. Samuel. 5. Jane. 

viii. Thomas, b. 18 Nov., 1780; cl. in Littleton, 23 Sept., 1782. 

ix. Sally, b. 20 Aug., 1782; cl. probably in Bridgton, Me.; m. after 
17 Apr., 1797, Gen. John Perley, who resided in Bridgton. Chil- 
dren : 1. Susan H. 2. A son. 

x. Moses Hobson, b. 29 July, 1784; d. probably iu Waterford, Me., 
before 1842; m. Jane Hawes. He was a deacon in the church; 
captain in the war of 1812; and resided in Waterford (Plummer 
District), Me. Children: 1. Jane. 7 2. Thomas. 3. Mariah H. 
4. Samuel. 5. Sarah Perley. G. William H. 

. John 5 Tread well [John, 4 John 8 Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ), born in Ips- 
wich, Mass., 20 Sept., 1738, died testate in Salem, Mass., 5 Jan., 
1811, married first, in Topsfield, Mass., 15 Sept., 17G3, Mehitable, 
who died in Ipswich, 1 (or 2) July, 1780, daughter of Dr. Richard 
and Mehitable (Putnam) Dexter of Topsfield, Mass.; married 
second, in Salem, 17 July, 1787, Dorothy, baptized 20 May, 1751, 
died in Salem, May, 1802, aged 51 years, daughter of Jacob and 
Mary (Ropes) Ashton and widow of Jonathan Goodhue of Salem; 
and married third, 12 June, 1804, Hannah, baptized Jan., 1754, 
died in Charlestown, Aug., 1810. aged 63 years, probably the 
daughter of John and Hannah (Winslow) Austin of Charlestown. 

He graduated at Harvard College in 1758; was minister, sehool 
teacher, representative, state senator, and judge of the Court of 
Common Pleas. He resided in Lynn, Ipswich, and Salem, Mass. 


1!> 1 Descendants oj Thomas Treadwell. [April, 

( IhildreD : 

i. \ box, i). in Lynn. Has*., 6 Oct., 1764 ; probably d. young. 
ii. John i»i iter, b. in Lynn, Mass., 29 May. 1768; d. 

lem, Mass., 6 Jaoe, 1838; m. in Salem, 4 Men., 1804, Dorotby 

\.), I), in Sail-in. '-';; Frii., 1777, <l. testate, in Salem, 29 .Jan., 
1858, »lan. of Jonathan ami Dorothy (Ashton) Goodhoe. \\>- 
graduated at Harvard College In I7^.:nni was a physician, 
siding in Marblehead ami Salem, Mass. child: Jo) 

iii. MSHITABLV, 6 b. In Lynn, Mass., 27 July, 177.">; d. in Boston, Ma-- 
20 Aug., 1840; oi. in Salem, Mass., 17 Dec. (? 28 Oct. , 1797, B 
Charles, '>• in Norwich. Conn.. 21 June, 1772, d. in Boston, Mass., 
5 Jnne, 1*72, son of Aaron ami Abiah (Hyde) Cleveland of Nor- 
wich, Conn. He in. (2*7 Lucy s. (Francis) Dunnels of Boston. 
He resided in Charlestown, .Mass. Children: l. John Treadwell. 
2. Charles Dexter. .">. George Putnai 

iv. William (?), bapt. in North Church, Salem. Mass., Apr.. 1788; d. 
before 2<J Jan., 1811. 

22. Elisiia 6 Treadweli. (John* John, 9 Thomas," Thomas 1 ), Lorn in 
[pswich, Mass., X Feb., 1754, 'lied intestate, in Ipswich, Mas-., 19 
Dec, 1792, married in Ipswich, 21 June, 1780, Lydia, Lorn in Ips- 
wich, 7 Nov., 1754, died in [pswich, 21 June, 1833, daughter of 
John and Mehitable (Burley) Crocker of J pswich. Lydia (Crocker) 
Treadwell married second, in Ipswich, 18 Dec, 1804, Col. Jos< 
Hodgkins. Elisha 5 Treadwell was a yeoman, served in the Revo- 
lution, and resided in Ipswich. 

Children, born in Ipswich : 

i. William, 6 b. 9 Feb., 1782 (1781, on a coffin plate) ; d. Intestate, in 
Salem, Mass., 22 Aug., 1844; m. (1) in Salem. 29 May. 1803, Eliza- 
beth, d. 7 Nov., 1804, probably the dan. of Daniel and Han- 
nah (Symonds) Bancroft of Salem; m. (2) in Salem, 13 Oct., 
1805, Hannah (Bancroft) Barker of Salem, a widow, and sister of 
his first wife, who (L Salem, 25 May, 1833, ag^d 57 year- ; and m. 
(3) in Salem, 21 Jan., 1835, Elizabeth Hyde Mansfield, b. in Nor- 
wich, Conn., 2.") Apr., 1788, d. intestate, L6 May, 1847. He wa 
housewright, trader, and merchant, residing in Salem. Children, 
the first by wife Elizabeth, the others by wife Hannah: 1. K 
beth Bancroft. 1 2. Hannah. .">. John Crocker. 4. Mary lr> nea. 
5. Lydia Asenath. «'». Charles William. 

ii. Makv, b. 11 Feb., 1783; d. in Ipswich. 23 (or 25) June, 1804. 

iii. John, b. 14 Mch., 1785; d. Intestate and unmarried. 23 June, 1810, 
wrecked on the ship " Margaret." He was designated " Jr." in 
1810, was a mariner, and resided in Salem and [pswich, Ma--. 

iv. Lydia, b. 14 Sept., 1787; d. in [pswich, 20 Feb., 1819; m. in [pa* 
Wich, 20 Dec, 1810, Samuel Wade of Ipswich. He was a ho 
wright, ami resided in [pswich. Children: 1. Lydia. 2. .h 
Crocker. '•'<• Priscilla Treadwell. 

v. Fi'HiiAi.M, b. 21 Sept., 1789; d. testate, in New York City, 1 Jan., 
1857; m.2:5 Dec., 1821, Mrs. Rachel R. (Taylor) Blackwood, h. 
in Philadelphia, Penq., 29 Mch., 17:».">. d. in New York City, 28 
June. 1879, dan. of John K. Taylor of Philadelphia. He wai 
a merchant, later in the baking business (ship bread and cracker), 
and resided in Salem and Boston, Mass., New York City and 
Tarrytown, N. Y. Children: l. Rachel Maria* 1 2. Ephraim, 
8. William Edward. 4. Mary. 5. Ephraim. (i. Ephraim. 7. Emily 

vi. ( 'ii \i;i.i;s, b. 26 July, 1 7!»1 : d. in a hospital in New York City, 19 Aug 
1867; in. in Philadelphia, I'enn., 25 Aug., 1820, Martha Reiff, b. 
(? in Philadelphia) 8 Apr., 17!»!>. d. in Plaiufleld, N.J. (?Scotch 
Plains), 28 May, L868, dan. of John Reiff Taylor <^ Philadelphia. 
His name was changed to Francis Charles Treadwell, by Act of 

1906.] Descendants of Thomas TreadwelL 195 

the Mass. Legislature, 17 June, 1817. He was at first a commis- 
sion merchant, then in the baking business, and later became an 
attorney-at-law. He resided in Salem, Mass., Richmond, Va., 
New York City, Portland, Me., and Brooklyn, N. Y. His widow 
resided in Plainfleld, N. J., at time of her death. Children: 1. 
Lyclia. 7 2. Francis Charles. 3. Martha. 4. John Beiff. 5. Wil- 
liam. 6. William. 7. Martha Beiff. 

23. William Earl 6 Treadwell (Jacob, 4 Nathaniel* Nathaniel, 2 

Thomas 1 ), born about 1727, died intestate, probably in 1793, before 
19 Aug., married in Portsmouth, N. H., 21 Nov., 1764, Mehitable, 
born in Portsmouth, in 1733, died in Rye, N. H., Jan., 1820, daugh- 
ter of Jotham and Mehitable (Cutt) Odiorne. Did he marry first 
Zerviah Stanley, who died May, 1750, aged 22 years, the daughter 
of Hon. William Parker ? He served in the Louisburg Expedition 
in 1745, was a merchant, and resided in Portsmouth, N. H. 
Children : 

i. Robert Odiorne, 6 d. 22 Apr., 1804, aged 38 years; m. in Ports- 
month, N. H., 5 Dec, 1789, Ann Stocker Pearse (his cousin) of 
Portsmouth, d. testate, Sept., 1844, aged 75 years, dau. of Peter 
and Mary (Odiorne) Pearse. He was a merchant and sea- 
captain, and resided in Portsmouth. Children: 1. Daniel Heart. 
2. A child. 3. A child. 

ii. Daniel (?). 

iii. A son (?). 

iv. Ason(?). 

24. Nathaniel 6 Treadwell (Jacob* Nathaniel, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1 ), 

born between 6 Dec, 1730, and 22 May, 1750, died testate, between 
19 Oct., 1809, and 17 Oct., 1811, married, before 3 Mch., 1791, 
Catherine, who was living 14 Feh., 1818, probably the daughter 
of Jonathan Stoodley. Did he marry in Portsmouth, N. H., 9 Jan., 
1759, Comfort, daughter of James Stilson of Portsmouth ? He was 
a tanner, was designated "Jr." 1771-1809, and resided in Ports- 
mouth, N. H. 
Children : 

i. James, 6 probably d. in Boston, Mass., in 1816. Did he m. in Ports- 
mouth, N. H., 14 Apr., 1793, widow Hannah Penhallow of Ports- 
mouth? It is believed that he was a mariner. 

ii. Nathaniel, living 19 Oct., 1809. Did he m. in Boston, Mass., 10 
Aug., 1803, Mary Card? 

iii. Jacob, b. in Portsmouth, N. H. ; cl. intestate, and buried 16 Aug., 
1824, aged 45 years; m. (possibly his second marriage) Ann 
(or Nancy), who cl. in Lowell, Mass., 2 Mch., 1862, aged 74 years, 
7 mos., probably the dau. of Nathaniel Paul. He was a mer- 
chant, residing in Portsmouth. Children; 1. Ann S. 7 2. Na- 
thaniel Paul. 3. Charles. 4. Catherine. 

iv. Hannah, bapt. in South Parish Church, Portsmouth, N. H., 24 Jan., 
1762; living, 19 Oct., 1809. 

v. Catherine. Did she m. in Portsmouth, N. H., 2 Mch., 1811, George 
g» H. Tuckerman of Portsmouth? 

vi. John, bapt. in South Parish Church, Portsmouth, N. H., 21 Mch., 

25. Samuel 5 Treadwell (Jacob, 4 Nathaniel, 8 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1 ), born 
in Portsmouth, N. II., 4 Oct., 1741, died in Peterborough, N. II., 13 
Dec, 1819, married first, 10 Apr., 1764, Mary, born 31 Mch., 1741 
(? 1745), died 4 Oct., 1771, daughter of Jonathan Stoodley; and 
married second, 1 May, 1777, Mary, born in Tovvnsend, Mass., 6 

VOL. LX. 14 

[96 Descendants of Thomas Treadtoell. April, 

:ii., L 7 46, died in Peterborough, N. II.. 27 An: daugl 

of Thomas and Elizabeth Cunningham, and widow of James M 
of Peterborough. He served in the Revolution, was a boat builder 
and yeoman, and resided in Portsmouth, Brentwood, and Peter- 
borough, N. 1 1. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Daniel, 6 b. In Portsmouth, N\ II., 28 Jan., 1766. Did he die in 

Huntington, Vt., 20 Sept., 1840? He was a fanner, and r 

in Peterborough in 1790. 
ii. Mary, b. in Portsmouth, 20 Feb., 1768; living, unmarried, 4 Feb., 

iii. Sarah, b. in Portsmouth, 20 Nov., 1770; living, unmarried, 24 Nov., 

L791, in Newington, X. II. 

Children by second wife: 

lv. Elizabeth, b. in Peterborough, X.H., 15 Feb., 1778; d. near Peter- 
borough, 6 July, 1882 ; in. Feb., 1796, Abel Weston, d. 17 Feb., 
I860, aged 90 years. He was a shoemaker, residing in Peterbor- 
ough. Children: 1. Samuel. 2. Levi. 3. Mary. 4. Helen. 
Nancy, 6. Harriet. 7. Clarrissa. 8. Timothy. 9. Amos. LO. 
Cumming8. 11. Elizabeth. 12. Martha L. 

v. William Earl, b. in Peterborough, 8 Feb., 1780; d. in Peterbor- 
ough, 11 July, 1847; in. 21 Jan., 1810, Elizabeth, b. in Amherst, 
N. H., 24 Apr., 1785, d. 1 Apr., 1863, dan. of John and Eliza 
(Wheeler, born Carter) Seeomb of Amherst. lie was styled 
yeoman in 1809, gentleman in 1810, and resided in Peterborough. 
Children: 1. A daughter. 1 2. John 8. '<*>. William Samuel. 

vi. Anna (Xaxcy), b. 24 Feb., 1782; m. in Peterborough, 20 Jan., 
1808, Solomon Buss of Wilton. N. II. They moved to Maine. 

vii. Susanna, b. in Peterborough, ;) May, 1784; d. in New Ipswich. 

N. II., 27 Nov., 1835; m. in Peterborough, (5 Oct., 1803, Ezra. b. in 

Temple, N. II., 1!) Apr., 1771, d. testate, in New Ipswich, X. II., 

15 June, 1834, son of William and Isabella (Harvey) Manser of 

x/ Dracut, Mass. He was a yeoman, and resided in Temple, Wilton, 

and New Ipswich, N. II. Children: 1. Mary Hay. 2. 5 ,iuel 
Grombie. 3. Eliza Cunningham. 4. Helen Maria. 5. Will 
Earl. G. Susan. 7. Nancy. 8. James Munroe. d. Horner. 10. 
George Bradley. 11. Sarah. 12. Abby. 

viii. Francks, b. 18 June, 178G; d. unmarried, in Peterborough, 7 Feb., 

26. Jacob 5 Treadwell {Nathaniel,* Nathaniel* Nathaniel* Thomas 1 )^ 
baptized in Ipswich. Mass., 27 Oct., L734, died testate, in Ipswich, 
9 (3, in Bible) Dec, 181 1, aged <S2 years (Ipswich Town Recoi 
but Bible states 81 years), married first, 11 Feb., 1702. Martha, 
baptized in Ipswich, 14 June, 1741, died in [pswich, 27 Oct.. 1780, 
in her 40th year, daughter of Rev. Nathaniel and Mary (Dennison, 
born Levereit) Rogers; and married second, in Salem, Ma»s.. 2 
Oct., 17<S2, Eliza[beth], who died in [pswich, 20 Auv\, 1801. aged 
4b years, daughter of John White of Salem. He was an innholder, 
and in 1810 was styled merchant. lie resided in [pswich, Ma--. 
Children by first wile, born in [pswich: ^ 

i. Hannah, 6 b. 12 Dec, 1762; d. t May, 1814; m. in Ipswich, 29 Oct., 
L788, Col. Nathaniel (a widower), b. in [pswich, 27 Feb., l7.~>o. d. 
26 Oct., 1826, son of Timothy and Ruth (Woodbury) Wade. !• 
served in the Revolution. " 

ii. Nathaniel, b. 5 June, L765; d. intestate, in [pswich, 22 Feb., 1804 ; 
in. (1) in Ipswich, 18 Nov., 1788, Priscilla, b. in Ipswich. 17 Feb., 
L768, d. iii [pswich, i."» Apr., 1796, dan. of Col. [saac and Eliza- 
beth (Day) Dodge <>r [pswich. He m. (2) In [pswich, 28 Dec, 
1798, Hannah Tivadwell, who may ha\e been a widow, and horn 

1906.] Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. 197 

Lord. She was living 10 Dec, 1805. He was styled yeoman in 
1790, merchant in 1797, and was designated " 3rd" from 1788 un- 
til his death. He resided in Ipswich. Children, first three by wife 
Priscilla, fourth by wife Hannah : 1. Nathaniel Day. 1 2. llogers. 
3. Priscilla. 4. Lucy Appleton, 

iii. Jacob, b. 10 Apr., d. in Ipswich, 19 Apr., 1770. 

iv. Mary, b. 14 Dec, 1771; d. either 10 Dec, 1795, or 12 Jan., 1810; 
m. in Ipswich, 4 Sept., 1793, Joseph Knight, probably a widower, 
of Hampton, N. H., who d. probably 20 Nov., 1778. Child: 

v. Jacob, b. 20 (?29) Mch., 1774; d. intestate, in Boston, Mass., 12 
Jan., 1810, probably unmarried. He was a baker, and resided in 

vi. Leverett, bapt. in Ipswich, 13 Sept., 1778. 

Children by second wife, born in Ipswich : 

vii. John White, b. 12 July, 1785: d. testate, in Salem, Mass., 4 Apr., 
1857; m. (1) in Ipswich, 14 Mch., 1810, Susanna Kendall, b. 
in Ipswich, 2 July, 1787, d. in Salem, 3 Oct., 1818, dan. of 
Robert and Susanna (Kendall) Farley of Ipswich; and m. (2) in 
Ipswich, 18 Oct., 1819, Harriet Kendall Farley (sister of his first 
wife), b. in Ipswich, 30 Jan., 1791, d. in Salem, 29 Sept., 1852. 
He was a sea captain, then a merchant, and also a bank cashier. 
He resided in Salem, Mass. Children: 1. Susan Farley. 1 2. John 
White. 3. Elizabeth White. 4. A son. 5. Harriet Farley. 6. 
Lucy. 7. Caroline. 8. Joseph Grafton. 9. Martha Johonnet. 10. 
George Johonnet.' 11. Thomas White. 12. Anne Heard. 

viii. Leverett, b. 17 Apr., 1787 (Bible record). 

ix. Charles, b. 18 Mch., 1789; d. in Ipswich, 28 Feb., 1855; in. in 
Salem, Mass., 2 May, 1819, Lydia Hopes, b. in Salem, 17 June, 
1796, d. in Salem, 9 Nov., 1842, dan. of Benjamin and Jane 
(Ropes) Shillaber of Salem. He was a sea captain, and resided 
in Ipswich and Salem, Mass. Children: 1. Eliza White. 1 2. 
Charles. 3. Joseph Lee. 4. John Fenno. 

x. Leverictt, b. 3 Oct., 1790; d. testate, in New York City, 13 Sept., 
1860; m. 25 Jane, 1816, Martha (of the Long Island family), b. in 
East Chester, N. Y. 5 2 Apr., 1795, d. in New York City," 3 Jan., 
1863, dau. of Capt. John and Phebe (Pell) Treadwell of East 
Chester. He was a merchant, also an inventor, residing in New 
York City. Children: I.Joseph Skinner. 1 2. Phebe Ann. 3. Mar- 
tha Eliza. 4. Emeline Adelia. 

xi. Eliza[beth], b. 19 Sept., 1792; cl. suddenly, in Ipswich, 29 (or 
31) Jan., 1861; m. Daniel 6 Treadwell (Moses, 5 Nathaniel, 4 Na- 
thaniel, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1 )- 

xii. Martha, b. 3 Sept., 1794; d. suddenly, in Ipswich, 1 Dec, 1803. 

!7. Aaron 5 Treadwell (Nathaniel* Nathaniel* Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1 ), 
baptized in Ipswich, Mass., 4 Sept., 1743, died testate, in Ipswich, 
4 Mch., 1825, married (intention published in Ipswich, 18 Apr., 
1767) Elizabeth, baptized 17 Apr., 1748, died in Ipswich, 27 Apr., 
1827, daughter of John and Lucy (Boardman) Appleton of Ipswich. 
He was a yeoman, residing in Ipswich. 
Children, bom in Ipswich : 

* i. Nathaniel, 6 b. 18 Apr., 1769; d. intestate, in Ipswich, 11 Apr., 
1835; m. (1) in Ipswich, 28 Aug., 1791, Thankful, bapt. in Ips- 
wich, 11 Dec, 1768, d. in Ipswich, 1-1 July, 1834, dau. of William 
and Abigail (Smith) Dennis of Ipswich ; and m. (2) (int. published 
in Ipswich, 18 Oct., 1834) Liel'a Romans of Beverly, Mass*, b. 
Beverly, 10 Feb., 1792, d. testate, in Beverly, 26 Jan., 1870. He 
was a cabinetmaker, and later an innholder, designated "4th" in 
1791, "3rd" in 1800, and "Jr." in 1834. He resided in Beverly 
and Ipswich, Mass., and his widow resided in Beverly, where she 
probably kept a shoe store. He seems to have left no child. 

l'J8 Descendants of lionets Tread-well '. [April, 

ii. Aaron, 1). 21 Jane, 1771; d. In [pswich, 18 Nov., I860; m. (1) in 
[pswich, L8 Dec., 1796, Elizabeth Kllbnrn of [pswich, who d. in 
[pswich, 16 Jane, 1811, aged 89 yean; and m. (2) In Epswichi 
16 .\.»v., 1812, Polly, baptized in* Ipswich, 3 Feb., 1782, <l. in- 
testate, In Ipswich, 9 Oct., 1858, aged 7:; yean, dan. of Bbenezer 
and Sarah Lord, and widow of William Rust, of Ipswich. He 
■was a fanner, residing in Ipswich. Children: 1. A child. 1 2. 
Lucy. 8. Elizabeth. 4. Micajah. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. 4 (or 14) Aug., 1775; d. 26 July, 1848; m. M Oct., 
1799, William, b. 16 Feb., 1773, d. 20 Feb., L882, son of Richard 
and Elizabeth (Foster) SnMon of Danvers, Mass. He resided in 
Danvers, Mass. Child: William. 

iv. Hannah, d. Ipswich, 22 Mch., 1866, aged 85 years; m. in Ipswich, 
29 Dec, 18 ID, Capt. Daniel Lord, Jr. (widower), who d. testate 
about 1844. He was a" mariner, residing in Ipswich. Child : 
Lucy Treadwell. 

28. Moses 5 Treadwell (Nathaniel, 4 Nathaniel? Nathaniel? Thomas 1 ), 
born in Ipswich, Mass., 20 Sept., 1746, died testate, in Ipswich, 24 
Jan., 1823, married in Ipswich, 13 Apr., 17G9, Susanna, born in 
Ipswich, 3 Nov., 1749, died testate, in Ipswich, 30 Nov., 1812, 
daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Wade) Cogswell of Ipswich. 
He was a farmer, served in the Revolution, and resided in Ipswich. 
Children, born in Ipswich : 

i. Nathaniel, 6 b. 27 Mch., 1770; d. intestate, in Hartford, Conn., 8 
Mch., 1794, probably unmarried. He resided in Hartford, Conn. 

ii. William, b. 21 Oct., 1771; d. testate, in Ipswich, Oct., 1812; m. in 
Ipswich, 15 Oct., 1797, Elizabeth, d. in Ipswich, 2G Sept., 1803, 
aged 35 years, dau. of Bathsheba (Edwards) Gray of Charlestown, 
Mass. He was a shoemaker, also a trader, residing in Ipswich. 
Probably no child. 

iii. Hannah, b. 13 Feb., 1774; d. testate hi Ipswich, 27 Aug., 1SG4, un- 

iv. Moses, b. 17 Nov., 1775; d. testate, in Ipswich, 5 Dec, 1833; m. 
(1) in Ipswich, 22 Jan., 1805, Mary, b. in Ipswich, probably 22 
July, 1777, d. in Ipswich, G Aug., 1812, dau. of Capt. Ephraim 
and Susanna (Perkins) Kendall of Ipswich: and m. (2) 18 Sept., 
1814, Lydia Bowes, b. (? Shirley, Mass.) 20 Dec, 1786, d. in [ps- 
wich, 10 Oct., 1830, dau. of James and Sarah (? Dickinson) Par- 
ker of Shirley. Be Mas a merchant, and captain, residing iu 
Ipswich. Children, first six by first wife, others by second wife: 

1. Moses D. 1 2. Mary. 3. George William. 4. Mo& 
Kendall. (>. Susan[nd] T. 7. Lydia Bowes Parker. 8. Ja 
"Parker. 9. Sarah Ann. Id. Leonard Lincoln. 11. Lucy Elizabeth 

v. Jonathan Cogswell, b. 10 Feb., 1778; d. in Ipswich, 80 Dec, 1794. 

vi. Susanna, b. l Oct., 1 7 7 1 > ; living K) Aug., 1842; m. (1) in [pswich, 
80 Apr., 1809, Capt. William Caldwell, of Portland. Me., who d.^ 
intestate between 18 Apr., L810r*and Oct., 1811; and m. (2) (int. 
published in Portland. Me., L8 Nov., 1814) Bbenezer Webster 
(a widower) of Portland, who d. Intestate, in Providence, R. 1., 
before L0 Aim., 1842. Her first husband \\ as a sea-captain, and her 

second a hatter. Child by first husband: 1. (?); 

second husband : 2. Mary Cogswell. 

vii. Abigail (Nabby), b. 28 Apr., 1786; Livings May. 1862; m. in [ps- 
wich, 81 Jan., 1838, Capt. Blckford Pulsifer (probably a widower), 
d. in [pswich, 2l' Mch., L862, aged 89 years 6 mos. Be was a sea- 
captain, residing in [pswich. 

rill. Daniel, bapt. In [pswich, 27 Sept., 1789; d. intestate (? abroad), 
15 Jane, L825; m. in [pswich, 6 Aug., 1816, Eliza 8 Treadwell 
(Jacob,* Nathaniel. ■' Nathaniel, ; ' Nathaniel." Thomas 1 ). He was 
a Boa-captain, residing in [pswich. children: l. Eliza Wh 

2. Susan Cogswell. 8. Eliza White, i. Daniel. 5. Martha Mathilda* 

[To be ooncluded ] 

1906.] Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn, 199 



Communicated by Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 
From the manuscript copy owned by the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames. 

[Continued from page 81.] 

A.D. 1794. 

Feb. 19. Jonas Sparks to Olive Smith. 

May 15. Phinehas Nafh to Dorcas Tucker. 

Nov br 13. Alexander Keeny to Either Talcott.— 27. Nathaniel Fields 

to Clariffa King. — 27. Simon King to Marget Fletcher. — 27. Samuel 

Anders to Tryphena Loomis. 

A Dom 1 1795. 

Feb r 19. Abel Driggs to Rachel King. 

Oct r 21. Jofeph Tucker to Anna Brunfon. — 29. Jofeph Simons to Cyn- 
thia Carpenter. 
Nov br 12. Timothy Steadman to Mehitabel Root. 


May 12. Elias Skinner, to Widow Vahun. 
June 27. William Boys to Jeruf ha Payne. 

Oct r 6. Oliver Thrall to Doratha Tucker. — 13. Zenas Carpenter to 
Rachel Loomis. 

Anno Dom 1 1797. 

Jan y 25. Eraftus Broun fon to Patty Lamfeer. 

May 4. Aguftus Grant to Afenath Fuller. — Item, Elijah Skinner Ju r 
to Mary Hunt. — 9. Alvin Baker to Ruth Chapman. 

June 15. Samuel Lyman to Sarah Cady. 

Sep* 3. Eleazer McCray to Eunice Ladd. — 7. Thomas Denifon to Widow 
Deborah Corning. — 14. Jofhua Stimfon to Anna Simons, both of Tol- 

Nov br 2. John Fitch to Rozana Pinney. — 8. Alvin Talcott to Philomela 

Anno Dom 1 1798. 

• March 8. Ichabod Perry to Jane Tucker. 
Ap 1 13. Solomon Chapman to Molly Skinner. 
Aug* 29. Timothy Pearl to Sally Perry. 
Sep* 27. Epaphras Roberts to Sarah Chapman. 

Nov. 4. Doct r Scotaway Hinkley to Eunice Kellogg. — 29. John King 
to Polly Driggs. 


Janu y 9. Joel Thrall to Miriam Fitch. 

May 22. James Sage to Sarah Fowler. — 29. Elifha Grant to Electa 

Aug* 25. Brintnal Pain to Sarah Skinner. 
Sep c 18. Alpheus Anders to Lucinda Darte. 

200 Records of the Church in Vernon t Conn. [April, 

IS 00. 

Ap'2l. Ezekiel Baker to Anna Talcott. — 2 1. Asahel Cady to Mabel 


Oct' 2. Solomon How to Perfis Baker. 

Anno Dom 1 L801. 
Jan 5 1"). Roullin Jocelin to Polly Chefebrough. 

Anno Domini 1802. 

Jan' 17. Daniel Thrall to Sufanna Baker. 

March 8. Ileman Hyde to Charity Burge. — 25. Martin Bifsel to Betsey 

1 Darte. 

Apriel 8. Elifha Ladd Ju r to Row Skinner. 

May 13. Burnham to Lydia Tucker. 

.June 23. Eraftns M' Kinney to widow Lydia Talcott. 
Aug* 2. Aaron Crane to Lodice Payne. 

Xov. 12. John Scrantou to Sally Button. — 25. Othmiel Clark, to Mer- 
ren Walker. 

Anno Dom 1 1803. 

March 24. Stiles to Charlotte Brunfon. 

April 14. Ephraim Williams to Vina Smith. 

June 9. Ezekiel Olcott Jr to Perfis Cheefbrough. — 14. Jofeph Loomis 

to Jerufha Talcott. 
Aug 1 16. Zebulon Bidwel to Harriot Fuller. 
Oct 1 " 12. Larry Morrifon to Patty Robarts. 
Nov 1 ' 1 " 24. John Bingham to Rhoda King. 

A Dom 1 1804. 

Feb. 23. Beriah Brunfon, to Betsey Ladd. 
March 21. Eli Millard, to Elisabeth Pearl. 
April 5. Hofea Brunfon to Healen Peafe. 
May 1. Seldin McKinney to Myrinda King. 

Decern 1 " L3. Jeremiah Hull to Lois Loomis. — 25. Thomas Studley to 
Debory Cady. 

Anno Dom 1 1805. 

Oct r 30. Juftus McKinney, to Phila Fuller. 

Nov 1 "' 17. Salmon Thompfon to Clariffa Waldo. — 28. Charles Bingham 

to Chloe McKinney. 
Decern 11 ' 12. Alpheus Chapman to Abigail Carpenter. 

A Dom 1 1806. 

Feb. 14. Thomas Jones to Betsey Matilda Sinnet. 
April 21. Auguftus Ruffe] to Nancy Paine. 
June 26. Eliphalet Hancock to Lucy Chapman. 
Aug 1 3. Ceafer Colman to Lucinda \.o\d. 
Oct 1 L5. Solomon Carpenter to Elifabeth Walker. 
Nm !l l'7. Ebenezer Root to Anne Grant. 
Decern 1 * 17. Daniel Daniels to Damans Olcott. 

A Dom 1 L807. 

Feb* I. GimerfoD Cheefbrouffb to Lydia Rogers. — 17. Daniel Thrall to 
Elifabeth Strickland. — 25. Zera Hull to Electa Loomis. 

1906.] Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn, 201 

Apriel 6. Harvey Wills to Rhoda Chapman. 
Sep 1 3. Amasa Belnap to Betsey Chapman. 
Decem br 24. Curtis Crane to Nancy Chapman. 

Anno Dom 1 1808. 

Feb 7 4. Allen Morrifon Walker, to Clarifla Fofter. — 9. Alpheus Winter 

to Sally Roberts. 
March 9. John Simons Ju r to Lucia Cheefbrough. 
Oct r 27. Elijah Chapman to Lydia Pearl. 

ADom 1 1809. 

Feb y 1. Levi Dart Jun r to Buler Fuller.— 27. Samuel Millard to Sally 

May 9. Samuel Pratt to Susanna King. 

A Domini 1810. 

Jan 7 21. Rev d Allen M c Lean to Sarah Pratt. 
Aug 1 2. Green Capron to Betsey B run foil. 

Nov br 15. Leonard Jones, to Sarah Driggs. — 29. Moses Bourn to Esther 

Anno Domini 1811. 

Jan y 13. Jehial Fuller to Else Grant. 
Sep* 3. Henry Hull to Harriot Humphrey. 

Anno Dom 1 1812. 

Apriel 30. Aaron Perrin to Lois Lee. 

Aug* 19. Chester M c Kinney to Sophia Talcott. 

Sep r 23. Cottrel of Columbia to Nancy Buckland. 

Oct r 12. Anson BifTel to Anna Dart. 

Nov br 4. Benjamin Talcott Ju r to Fanny Smith.— 26. RufTel Cady to 
Betsey Chapman. 

Anno Domini, 1813. 

Jan y 7. Daniel Fitch to Jerusha Loo mis. 
March 31. John Abbott to Acsah Cone. 
Apriel 22. Salmon Loomis to Betsey Dart. 

Anno Domini, 1814. 

March 31. Minor White to Nancy Fitch. 
May 22. James Bebee to Phebe Sweney, both of Colchester. 
June 16. Amasa Daniels of Palmira, State of Pennfyl a to Olivia Ham- 
mond of Vernon, State of Conn*. 
July 13. Joel King to Laura Hunt. 
Nov br 23. Torry of Ashford to Ruth Sage. 

AD 1815. 

June 8. Alexander M c Lean Efq 1 ' to Elizabeth Kellogg, relict of Eben- 

ezer Kellogg Efq r . 
Octob r 18. William Baker to Harmony Newton. — 26. William Fuller 

to Olive Davis. 
Nov br 6. Justus Talcott Jun r to Lovinia Tryon. 

Anno Domini 1816. 

Jan y 15. Col ! Francis M c Lean to Sarah Child. 
Decem br 31. Samuel Leonard to Cynthia Burdwyn. 

202 Records of the Church in Vernon, Oonn. [April, 

1818. Married by William Ely. 

April 7 tb Chester White to Philenda Roberts. 
Sept. 9* . Orrin PeltOD (of Glastenbun) to Sarah Fuller. 
Nov. 23 d Amos Wakefield (^of Aodover) to Mary Cottrell. 
Dee. 30 th Adam Newton to Lucinda Loomis (of E. Windsor.) 

AD 1819. 

Feb. 11 th John Walker to Widow Rebecca Fitch. 

March 3 d Flavel Hunt to Pamelia Cheesebrough. 

Oct. 19 th Harry Landfear (of Orford) to Sarah Talcott. 

Nov. 18 th Reuben Skinner Jun to Lydia S. Wheadon. 

Dec. 30 th Chauncey Fitch to Anna Loomis of E. Windsor. 

AD 1820. 

May 24 th Eli Hammond Jun to Mary Anne Chapman. 
Aug. 3 d Clark Tucker to Zina King. 

AD 1821. 


April 4 th John Hyde Nye of Tolland, to Almira Payne. 
August 29. Alfred Roberts to Sarah Lee. 

AD 1822. 

Jan y 1 st George W. Griswold of E. Hartford to Betsey Talcott. 

Cornelius Roberts to Jerusha Hunt. 
Feb. 27 th Gurdon Smith to Lydia Roberts. 

The Persons under Written have owned the Covenant — March 27, 1763. 
Mehetabel Wright.— Qci^^Hesek^J^ens^J^ei. Mercy the Wife of 
Roger Strickland. — Oct br 21. Cynthia the Wife of Gideon Searl. — Elijah 
Loomis & his Wife recomen dd by Rev d M r Perry of Windfor, Nov br 4 
Oliver Hills.— 1765, Oct r 20. Reuben Searl and his Wife.— May 11, 
1766. Mofes Thrall and his Wife.— Aug 1 20. Jofeph Blifh and his' Wife 
recommended by Rev d Benj n Dunning* Paftor of the C mi in Malborough — 
March 15, 1767. Abigail the Wife of Sam 1 Blackmer.— Oct r 25. David 
Woodworth & his Wife.— July 17, 1768, the Wife of Nathan Darte.— 
Sept r y e Wife of James Pendal. — Decemb r Alexander Kinny & his Wife. 
— May 14, 1769, Eben r Darte & his Wife.— Jan >' 21, *1770. Zadoc 
How & his Wife. — Abigail the Wife of Elijah Brunlbn Recom ll(l . — Nov br 
16, 1771, by Rev d Ells Pastor of the C hb in East Glaitenbury. Aug 1 14, 
1774, Reuben Skinner & his Wife. — Dec r 4. Jabes Emerfon Ju r & his 
Wife.— Ap 1 6, 1775, Stephen King & his Wife.— Sept r 10, Timothy 
Pain & his Wife. — David Dorchefter*Ju n and his W r ife Recommend by 
Rev' 1 Bliss of Elington Sep 1 11, 1775. April 5, 1776, David King and 
his Wife.— Nov br 3 Lemuel Chapman & his Wife. Feb>' .!. 1777. Benja- 
min Blifh & his Wife — Recommended by M r Colton. — Aug 1 10 The Wife 
of Will 1 " Little.— Decem br 14. Jonathan Shirtlai't and Abigail his Wife, 
Recommended by M r Norton of East Hampton in Chatham. — June 27, 
1779, Sarah y e Wife of John Walker. 

Anno Dom 1 17S0. 

January 30. Ilezekiah Loomis and his Wife. 

Feb. 6. Nathan Chapman and his Wife, — 13. Phinehas Jones. 

Anno Dom 1 1782. 
May 19. John Phelpfl & Wife. 

1906.] Hecords of the Church in Vernon, Conn. 203 


June 2. Martha Brownson. — 30. Elifabeth Carpenter, July 7, Widow 

A Dom 1 1783. 

April 20. Roxana Fitch. 

1784. - 

March 20. Noah Carpenter & Wife, Recommend by M r Strong Cov ty . 
June 20. Sarah Pain. — Alexander Keney & his Wife Recommended by 
M r Williams of East Hartford. 


June 23. Betty Skinner. 

July 27. Paul Pitkin & his Wife. 

Octob r 8. Lydia, the Wife of Leveritt Millard. 

Novb r 5. Loudon Millard, and his Wife. 


June 10. Elnathan Grant. 

Aug* 4. George Hall & Wife, Recom d by M r Potwine of East Windfor. 


May 27. Elijah Tucker Jun r & his Wife. 

Oct r 26. Alexander Kinney Jun r & his Wife. 

Nov br 2. Jacob Strong & his Wife. — 9. Jabez Brunfon & his Wife. 


Oct. 11. Wareham Grant. 


Novb. 26. Reuben Sage recommended by M r Bulkley of Middletown 
upper Houfes. 


November 8. Hannah Driggs. 


January 17. Ozias Humphry and his wife. 

July 25. Luke Loomis and his Wife. 

August 8. Talcott Flint & his Wife.— 20. Allen Bronfon & his Wife.— 

22. Daniel Dorcheiter & his Wife. 
Sep* 26. The wife of Thaddeus Fitch. 


June 19. William Hunt & his Wife— 26. William Thrall & his Wife. 
July 17. Charles Wells & his Wife. 
Oct. 30. Lemuel King & his Wife. 


Feb. 12. Henry Lawrance & his Wife.— 26. Mabel Smith. 
June 9. D l Elijah F. Reed & his Wife. 
July 15. Jane Tucker. 


June 2. Ranfford Webfter & his wife. 


Aug 1 3. Converfe Fitch & his wife. 
Octo r 26. Ebenezer Webfter & his wife. 

lM) t Record 8 of the Church in Vtrnon, Conn. [April, 


June 28. Samuel Anders & bis irife. 
Ac isl oO. Benajafa Pain & his wife. 



April . '5. John M c Cray & his wife. — 11. David Dorchefter Jnn 1 & his 

w ife. 
June L9. Jerufha Paine. 
Decem bI 19. Oliver Thrall & his wife. 

March 26, The wife of James Lyman Ju r 


Oct r 12. Afhur Iftiim & wife recommend by M 1 ' Wills, Toliand. 
Nov br 1G. Joel Thrall & his wife. 

July 10. Francis M'Lean & his wife. 

Warren M c Kinney & his wife. 

Nov br 27. Lemuel Abbot & his wife. 

Jonathan Smith Tucker & his wife. 

N. Bolton 1762. 
Church Communicants. 

Isaac Jones — Titus Alcott & Damaris his Wife — Elifabeth Al lis — Tohn 
Chapman, & Hannah his Wife — Isaac Brunfon and Abigail his Wif< — 
Charles King & Sarah his Wife — David Allis, & Sarah his Win — Seth 
King — Thomas Darte — Afahel Root & Mehetable his Wife, Thomas 
Chapman, & Mary his Wife — Sarah the Wife of Stephen Johns — labez 
Rogers — Elifabeth the Wife of John Darte — Abiatha Wife of .Tared 
Knowlton — Solomon Loomis — Nathan MerTen<xer & Abigail his Wife — 
Caleb Talcott, Hezekiah King& Ann his Wife — Stephen Pain — Lydia the 
Wife of Stephen Pain Ju r — Kxperience Lord & Ruth Lord — Dorcas 01- 
cott — Eunice Marfhal, Sarah Blackmore. 

The above Perfons were Members of the C hh in y e 1 Society in Bolton, 
& Recommended by the Rev' 1 Thomas White, Paftor of S' 1 ('"''. 

David Smith recommended by y e o C hh in Windlor, Oct. «'>0, 1763, 
Elijah 'Tucker and his Wife Violet — Philip Smith, Recommend by y e 
Rev d Joseph Perry Paftor of the 2 ('"" in Windlor— Feb 20 1763, Nathan 
Jones & Elifabeth his Wife — Aug 1 6, 1730, Jonathan Smith & Miriam 
his Wife — Gideon Kin<j — Roger Lomis & Prifcilla Ins Wife — David Dor- 
Chester & his Wife — Recommended by the ( ,|lh at Somen — Benjamin Kil- 
born Recommended by j e Kev 1 ' Eleazer Wheelock, Paftor of tin; 2 C llh in 
Lebanon — Daniel Carpenter, and his Wife, recommend by y € Rev' 1 Nath™ 
Strong, Paftor of y'' - C' 1 ' 1 ' in Coventry— Elijah Bang & Man his Wife — 
John M°ray Recommended by Rev d Dan 1 Welch Pastor of y -2 C 1,h ^a 
Christ in Man f field — Seth Johnfon Recommended by M 1 Wheelock Paftor 

of the 2 C 1 ' 1 ' in Lebanon— KliaUim llilelieoek ,V I/ada his Wife — Beriah 

Brunfon Recommended by Rev 11 John Bliss Paftor of \' ' ( ,,lh in Ellington, 

1906.] Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn. 205 

Windfor — Ezekiel Ladd & his Wife Recommended by y e Rev d Nath n 
Williams of To! and — William Hunt & his Wife, and Solomon Hovev Re- 
commended by Rev d Eleazer Wheelock, Paftor of the 2 C hh in Lebanou — 
Allen M c Lean Recommend by the Rev d Eliphalet Williams, Pallor of 
the C hh in E. Hartford. 

Alexander M c Lean & his Wife — John Hodge & Hannah his Wife, Lu- 
cretia Johns, Feb 1- 1765, Hannah the Wife of Rev d Eben r Kellogg — Mary 
Carly Recommended by Rev d N. Webb of Uxbridge — Ann the Wife of 
Philip Smith Recommended by Rev d N. Strong Pallor of the 2 C hh in 
Coventry — Sarah Brown Recommend by the C hh in Elington — Bethiah 
Thatcher Recommend by Jacob Eliot — Paftor of y e 3 d C hh in Lebanon — 
Phebe the wife of James Fitch Recommended by M 1 Strong of Coventry — 
Ann Hitchcock Recom d by Rev d Eph m Little Paftor of the 1 C hh in Col- 
chefter — The Wife of. Thomas Darte — Ann y e Wife of Dan 1 Reed, Re- 
commend 01 by M r Lockwood of Andover — Miriam Grant — The Wife of 
Jafon Millard— The Wife of Jonathan Blifs— 1770, Elisabeth the Wife of 
Henry Baldwin Recommended by M r Salter Ap r 2, 1770. Oct 1- 14, Ed- 
ward Pain & his Wife — Oct 1 ' 28 Sam 1 Root — Joel Nafh Recommend by 
M r Williams of Toll d , Decemb 1 ' 30, Ichabod Carly— Gurden Fowler & 
Sarah his Wife Recom dd by M r Williams of Lebanon — July y e 8, Charity 
y e Wife of Gideon King — March 1771 — Martha Carrier — Oc* 6, Silas 
King & his Wife— Decem br 2, Lemmi Thrall & his Wife— Sarah y e Wife 
of John Rogers Recommend' 1 by M r Boardman Paftor of y e C hh in Middle 
Haddam, Lucy Ladd Recommended by M r Williams of Tolland— Henry 
Bauldwin Recommended by y e C hh in Newent. Feb. 23, 1772, Jeruftia y e 
Wife of James Lyman — March 8 Elijah Brunfon — March 22 Elijah Skin- 
ner, and his Wife — Apriel 19, Afahel Webfter & his Wife — July 12 Daniel 
Skiner & his Wife — item Ezial Lomis — July 19 Daniel Fowler & his 
Wife — July 26, Eunice the Wife of David Smith — Aug* 19 Thomas Chap- 
man Ju r & his Wife — Rachel Wife of Ezra Lomis recommended by Rev d 
George Colton Pastor of y e 1 C hh in Bolton— Decemb r 12, 1773, Rachel 
y e Wife of Caleb Talcott. Julv 17, 1774, Sarah y e Wife of Jabez Emer- 
fon— Aug* 21. Jofhua Pearl" and his Wife— May 14, 1775, the Wife of 
David West — June 4, Dan 1 Ladd, Perils the Wife of Daniel Ladd, Recom- 
mended by M r Lockwood of Andover — - June 11. Sufannah Wife of 
Reuben King. Aug* 2 Abel West & his Wife — Septem br 17, Azubah y e 
Wife of Jeremiah Chapman. The Wife of Jonath n Chapman, Recom- 
mend by the C llb in Millin^ton— Ap 1 3, 1775 Nov br 26. Mable Kellogg. 

— Decem br 10. Mary Smith— May 5, 1776. Eliakim Root and his Wife, 
also the Wife of Jedediah Leonard — 25. Ephraim Ladd & Lois his Wife, 

— June 9. The Wife of John Allis, — Sylvanus Delano & his Wife re- 
commended by M r Williams of Tolland — 30. Hannah Ladd. — July 7, 
The Wife of Jeremiah Fuller — 14. Mary Wife of Gurdeon Fowler — 
Septem br 8 Widow Sarah Pain— Oct r 13. The Wife of Dea n Seth King 
— Janu>' 29, 1777, Elifha Ladd & his Wife— March 9. Phinehas Chap- 
man — May y e 4 th Prudence Darte. June 7. Elifabeth Pendal. 


May 28. Abijah Johns & his Wife. 

Aug* 6. Afenah Dorcliefter. — Joel Drake & his Wife Recomend d by M r 

Perry. — Afahel Phelps & his Wife Recommended by M r Pomroy of 


[To be concluded.] 

206 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society. [April, 


By Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., Recording Secretary. 

Boston, Massachusetts, 6 December, 1905. The New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society held a stated meeting in Marshall P. Wilder hall. IS Somerset 
street, at half-past two o'clock this afternoon, the President, Hon. James I'hinney 
Baxter, Litt.D., in the chair. 

After the reading and approval of the minutes of the November stated meet- 
ing, Hon. George Sheldon, of Deerflcld, was introduced as the essayist for this 
day. He presented to the meeting his son, who read the paper entitled The 
Conference at Deerfield, August 27-31, 1735, between Gov. Belcher and sevpral 
tribes of Indians, to relieve the author, his father, on account of the Infirmities 
of advanced age. It was greatly enjoyed and, on motion, it was voted that 
thanks be tendered Mr. Sheldon for his paper, of large historical importance, 
with the hope that a copy will be prepared for the Society's archives. 

The ordinary routine business followed, at which six new members \vere 
elected, and Messrs. Edmund Dana Barbour and George Sherburne Penhallow, 
A.B., appointed the auditing committee for 1905. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

3 January, 1906. En the absence of the President, a stated meeting was 
called to order by the Secretary, at half-past two o'clock this afternoon, at the 
usual place. 

Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., was called to the chair. 

Mr. Sidney Perley, of Salem, delivered an address on the Study of Local His- 
tory, at which he enjoys the reputation of an expert. The thanks of the meet- 
ing were voted therefor. 

The reports of the executive officers were duly made, read, accepted, and 
ordered on file. 

Seventeen new resident members and one corresponding member were elected. 

On motion, it was 

Voted, That the principal of the Bond fund be fixed at twenty-five hundred 
(2500) dollars, and that all sums hereinafter received, from sales or otherwise, 
be credited to General Income. 

The chair then declared the meeting dissolved. 

10 January. The annual meeting of the Society was held, to-day, agreeable 
to article 1, Chapter III, of the By-laws. A full report of the proceedings 
may be found in the supplement to the present number of the Register. 

7 February. The President being absent, in Europe, a stated meeting was 
called to order by the Secretary, this afternoon, at the usual place and time, at 
which Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.D., of Newton, was invited to serve as Chair- 
man pro tempore. He accepted, and performed the duty. 

Charles G. Chick, Esq., of Hyde Park, read a paper on Tlie Boston Port Bill 
(1774), to which the audience gave good attention and hearty applause. Mr. 
Chick was thanked, and invited to deposit a copy of his important paper in 
the archives of the Society. 

Confirmation of the minutes of the January meetings, and the reports of the 
executive officers, were heard, as usual, and filed. 

Eleven new members were elected. 

A Committee was appointed to submit, at some future meeting, resolutions 
in memoriam perpctuam of Rev. George Moultou Adams, D.D., Historian of the 

P. Hildretfa Parker, Esq., of Dracut, presented a copy of graveyard Lnscrip- 
tions in Pelham, N. II., for which thanks were retained. 

Amendment to Article 1. Chapter III, of the By-laws was submitted, agreea- 
ble to article 1, Chapter XIII, of the By-laws, and a committee appointed to 
consider and report on the same. 

7 March. The President being still absent, a stated meeting, at the usual 

time ami place, was called to order by the Secretary, ami Charles Sidney En- 
sign, LL.B., was called to the chair. 

1906.] Notes and Queries. 207 

George Sumner Mann, Esq., of Brookline, read a paper of remarkable inter- 
est on The Shays Rebellion, 1786-7, which was very entertaining. The his- 
torical character of these events was interspersed with personal details and 
incidents, gathered in Petersham, Pelham, Athol, Worcester, and Springfield, 
the theatre of the demonstration. Much personal history of Shays and his 
principal supporters was given. The thanks of the Society were ardently 
voted, and request made for a copy of the paper for the Society's archives. 

Twelve new members were elected. 

The executive reports were presented, read, and filed. 

The committee on the proposed amendment to the By-laws submitted a report, 
which was received, read, and filed. The proposed amendment was made the 
order of business at the stated meeting in April. 

No further business being presented, the meeting dissolved. 



"Washington. — The following is a further communication from Rev. R. T. 
Love, M.A., Rector of Purleigh, Maldon, co. Essex, England, whose interest- 
ing letter and an appeal for repairs upon whose church appeared ante, pages 
91 and 97. 

" The marriage of Lawrence Washington, Rector of Purleigh 1642-43, rests 
on much more substantial grounds than prima facie evidence drawn from the 
resignation of his Fellowship, as mentioned in your issue of January — which 
Fellowship, I am informed by the Master of Brasenose College, was resigned 30 
]^ov. 1633. Not only are we now in a position to prove his marriage, which I am 
inclined to suggest took place the day of the resignation, but also the name of 
his wife, and his relationship as father of the first Washingtons who settled 
in Virginia. 

First, his marriage is placed beyond doubt by the appearance of Mrs. Wash- 
ington before Commissioners on Plundered Ministers at Chelmsford, in 1649, 
when a " filth part of Purleigh" was " ordered to the plundered Rector's wife." 
(The word "plundered" (deprived) was first used in England 1642. Skeat's 
Etymological Dictionary, The Clarendon Press, Oxford.) 

Secondly, the Rector of Purleigh's wife is proved to be Mrs. Amphillis Wash- 
ington, whose children benefited under the will of Mr. Andrew Knowling of 
Tring, 1649-50. In addition to the circumstantial evidence collected by Mr. 
Waters, in his " Ancestry of Washington;' reprinted from tiie Register, 
proof positive may be found in The Nation, Dec. 22, 1892, and Sept. 21, ltf99, 
based on the axiom that ' when one's brother has the same name as one's niece's 
father, these must be one and the same person.' Mrs. Mewce's brother was 
Lawrence Washington, Rector of Purleigh; and her niece's father was Law- 
rence Washington, husband of Amphillis Washington. Therefore, the Rector 
of Purleigh was the husband of Mrs. Amphillis Washington. 

Thirdly, having identified the Rector of Purliegh as the husband of Mrs. 
Amphillis Washington, the next step is to prove that her children were the 
Virginian settlers. This proof is obtained by comparison between the wills 
of these emigrants on the one hand, and the names, on the other hand, of the 
children of Mrs. Amphillis Washington, as contained in the very important will 
of Mr. Andrew Knowling. By this comparison it is shown that the three set- 
tlers, John, Lawrence, and Martha, had two sisters, Elizabeth and Margaret; 
and these live names correspond witii the names of Mrs. Amphillis Washing- 
ton's children in the above mentioned will. Moreover, the use of the words 
'eldest' and • other/ in the American wills, when compared witii the baptismal 
entries in England, establishes the order of birth to be the same in both cases. 
It is therefore absolutely certain that John, tin,' eldest of these settlers, found 
in Virginia 1659, and whose will is authenticated by endorsement in the hand- 
writing of Gen. George Washington, was the eldest son of Mrs. Amphillis 
Washington and of her husband, the Rector of Purleigh. 

208 Notes and Queries, [April, 

The details of this evidence have been put at length in a ' Summary of Evi- 
dence,' which the present Hector has drawn up from the writings on tins sub- 
ject ; and which lie proposes to put into print, should he lind any encouragement 
on the part of Americans." 

Few persons of the present day are aware how general was piracy two cen- 
turies ago. The following extract from "The Boston News-Letter, " August 
21, 1721, shows that in early times pirate ships, carrying many guns and heavily 
manned, sailed the high seas and pursued their unlawful calling. The "Mary" 
was taken somewhere in the Sargasso Sea, off the coast of Africa. 

Samuel A. Green. 

" THese are to Certifie all Persons concerned that on the 7th Day of May last, 
William Russel Master of the Ship Mary of Charlestown, in his Voyage from 
Madera to Surranam in the Lat. 22 Deg. and 27 N. and Long. 25 and 27 W. 
from London was taken by a Pirate Ship upwards of 50 Guns, Commanded by 
Capt, Roberts, about 300 Men, who robb'd him of part of his Cargo, and Forced 
away from him two of his Men, against his and their own consent, viz. Thomas 
Russel born in Lexintown near Charlestown and the other Thomas Winchol 
born in Portsmouth, New-Hampshire in New England." 

Braintree Marriages. — In the article on page 43 of the last issue of the 
Register, in the marriage under the date of " 1760, Apr. 24," the name of the 
man was Caleb Bailey, not Bagley. (See Deane's Scituate, page 214.) 

Ella T. Bates. 

Edgartown Deaths. — In the Register, vol. 59, page 303, in the article en- 
titled " Deaths at Edgartown," it is stated (page 307) that the Beulah Coffin who 
died Jan. 19, 1812, age 86, was the daughter of Enoch and Jane (Claghoru) 
(Whellen) Coffin. The contributor has made a mistake, as the Beulah, daughter 
of above, was born Oct. 10, 1748, married, Jan. 5, 1769, Jonathan Pease, and 
died Jan. 29, 1773. The Beulah who died Jan. 19, 1812, was the daughter of 
Enoch and Beulah (Eddy) Coffin. C. H. C. 

Philadelphia, Penn. 

Cotton. — The daughters Joanna (born Mar. 5, 1690), Mary (born Apr. 10, 
1692), and Elizabeth (born Sept. 2, 1694), given in the Register, vol. 8, page 
43, as the children of Rev. Caleb Gushing, were the children of his wife, Mrs. 
Elizabeth (Cotton) Ailing, by her first husband, Rev. James Ailing of Salis- 
bury, Mass. Lawrence B. Cusiiing. 

Newhuryport, Mass. 

. Proctor. — Benjamin 3 Proctor (John 2 , John 1 ), born June 10, 1659, at Ips- 
wich (see ante, vol. li., page 410), married Mary, daughter of William and 
Sarah (Smith) Buckley of Ipswich and Salem Village, widow of Sylvester 
Witheridge, and granddaughter of Thomas Smith of Ipswich, as shown by the 
following records : 

Lynn. — Benjamin Proctor to Mary Buckley married Dec. 18, 1694. (Essei 
County Records.) 

Benjamin Proctor and Mary Witheridge married Dec. 18, 1694. Children: 
Mary, born Oct. 12, 1695: Priscilla, born Dec. 11, 1699: Sarah, born Jan.:'. 
1701-2. (Salem Town Records.) 

Admitted to the First: Church of Salem, June 5, 1709, Prudence Witheridge, 
dan' of Mary, w' of Benj' Proctor. (Records of First Church. Salem.) 

Silvester Whitterage and Mary Buckley married Nov. 17, 1684. (Essex Co. 
Records ) 

Children of Silvester Witheridge and .Mary his wife: Prudence, born Oct. 
8, 1686; Silvester, born March 17, less. (Salem Town Records.) 

Administration on the estate, of Benjamin Proctor o{ Salem granted to his 
widow Mary, June 27, 1717. (Esses Co. Probate, vol. 812, page 70.) 

Mary Proctor of Salem, widow, formerly Mary Buckley, (laughter of William 
Buckley formerly of Ipswich, but, more lately of Salem, deceased, and Sarah 

1906.] Notes and Queries. 209 

his wife, who was one of the daughters of Mr. Thomas Smith of Ipswich, 
deceased, conveyed to John Higginson of Salem all interest in the estate of her 
grandfather Thomas Smith and of her father William Buckley, May 27, 1727. 
(Essex Co. Deeds, vol. 57, page 51.) 

"Jan. 2, 1702. Old William Buckley dyed this evening. He was about 80 
years old." (Diary of Rev. Joseph Green of Salem Village.) 

Petition of Wiliiam Buckley to the General Court, Sept. 13, 1710, "in y e 
name of our family." "My Honoured Mother Sarah Buckley and my sister 
Mary Witherige were both in prison from May until January following" [1692- 

Thorndike Proctor of Salem formerly purchased a certain farm in Salem 
known as the Downing Farm, and afterwards sold a part to his brother Benja- 
min Proctor, since deceased, and John Proctor, only son and heir of said 
Benjamin, May 14, 1726. (Essex Co. Deeds, vol. 53, page 40.) 

Cambridge, Mass. Virginia Hall. 

Burrell. — In the Register, vol. 59, page 352, there is a mistake in the line 
of descent of Sergt. John Burrell, who was a great-grandson, not grandson, of 
John Burrell the emigrant. The line is as follows : 

John 1 Burrell arrived in Weymouth, Mass., in 1639 ; married Rebekah , 

and had these three (if not more) children: John, 1 b. 1658, d. 1731; Thomas, 
b. 1659 ; Ephraim, b. 1664. 

John 2 Burrell (John 1 ) married, June 26, 1688, Mercy 3 Alden (Joseph, 2 John 1 
of the "Mayflower"), and had: Elizabeth* b. 1689; Thomas, b. 1692; Copt. 
John, b. 1694. 

Capt. John 3 Burrell (John, 2 John 1 ), who moved to Abington in 1741, married, 
Jan. 8, 1717, Mary 4 Humphrey (Joseph, 3 Thomas, 2 John 1 ) of Hingham, and had : 
Sergt. John' 1 b. Sept. 24, 1719; Joseph; Abraham, b. 1721; Humphrie, b. 1723, 
d. at Lake George, 1756; Thomas; Mary. 

Sergt. John 4 Burrell (John, 3 John, 2 John 1 ) married Ann 4 Vinton (Thomas, 3 
John, 2 John 1 ), and had : Mary, b. Feb. 22, 1741; Ann, b. Mar. 17, 1743; Eliza- 
beth, b. Aug. 7, 1745; Miriam, b. Mar. 17, 1749; John, b. Oct. 5, 1752; Bela, b. 
May 20, 1756; Nathaniel, b. May 17, 1761; Ziba, b. Mar. 12, 1765. 

Cambridge, Mass. Wm. Lincoln Palmer. 

Stimpson. — In the Register, vol. 59, page 368, it is stated that [19] John 5 
Stimpson (John, 4 John, 3 Andrew, 2 Andrew 1 ) married Mary, daughter of Nathan- 
iel and Mary (Kemball) Harrington, but this is an error, for in 1784 she was the 
wife of David Whitney, as shown in the will of Nathaniel Harrington, in Mid- 
dlesex Co. Probate, file 7316. The oldest child of Daniel Whitney was named 
Mary Kimball. \S /r 

John 5 Stimpson probably married Mary, daughter of Edward and Anna (Bul- 
lard) Harrington of Watertown, who, according to Bond, was born Aug. 23, 
1752, for in the division of Edward Harrington's estate, in 1794, Middlesex 
Co. Probate, file 7280, one share was allotted to "the heirs of Mary Stimson, 
deceased." Arthur M. Jones. 

Boston, Mass. 


A Genealogical Puzzle. — Judge Sewall, in his Diary, vol. 1, p. 215, under 
date, May 30, 1688, says: "Mr. Joseph Eliot here, says the two days where- 
in he buried his Wife and Son, were the best that ever he had in the world." 
The editors, in a foot-note, facetiously add, " The kindest construction should 
be put upon this remark of the bereaved husband and father." 

The context shows that Mr. Joseph Eliot was the Rev. Joseph Eliot, sou of 
the " Apostle," who was the minister at Guilford, Conn. But there are con- 
fusing facts. He had two wives. The first, Sarah Brenton, died prior to 1685, 
leaving four daughters. The second wife, Mary Wyllys, died in 1729, thirty- 
five years after the death of her husband. There were two sons, born to this 
second marriage, who lived many years after the death of their father. 

Could the wellnigh infallible Judge have made; a mistake in attributing this 
remark to the son Joseph, instead of his father, the "Apostle," whose wife, 


Notes and Queries. 


" Ilanna Mumford," died March 22, 1087, and whose son Benjamin died Oct. 
ir>, 1687? The words, "the two days wherein," stand in the -way of this ex- 
planation, but words spoken, and writ ten subsequently, may not be correctly 
reported. It would be interesting to have some expert straighten this matter. 
4S IT. 86th ISl., New York, N. Y. Ki.lswoiu h Ei iot. 

Addis, BEEBE, Hawke. — I should like the dates of birth, marriages, and 
death of Millicent, daughter of William Addis, or Addes, of Gloucester. Mass., 
1G42. She married first, William Southmaid, second, William Ash, and third, 
Thomas Beebe, by which last husband she had a daughter Hannah, who mar- 
ried, in New Londou, Conu., L6 Jan., 1088-0, John Hawke. Has anybody dis- 
covered the maiden name of Millicent's mother? And was John Hawke of 
Mayflower descent? (Miss) Lucy D. Akebxy. 

550 Park Ave., New York City. 

Boyck. — Who were the parents of Ruth Boyce who married, Apr. 20, 1728, 
Nathaniel Jillson, Jr.? (Gillson-Jillson Genealogy, page 25.) 

University of Chicago Library, Chicago, III. C. A. Torrky. 

Davis. — Where can I find references to Peter Davis and his family, Quakers, 
who went from Boston to Rhode Island? Some of them were preachers of 
that faith. 

Stone. — Aaron Strong, Jr., born Nov., 1768, married, 25 Jan., 1813, as his 
second wife, Tolly, of Guilford, Conn., born 23 Dee., 1771, died .May, 1830, 
without issue, daughter of Daniel and Sarah (King) Stone of South Hampton. 
Information is wanted as to the ancestry and rest of the family of Daniel 
Stone. A. H. Stone. 

3931 S. Thomas Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 

■, who married, about 1092, 

Foster. — I am trying to indentify Abigail — 
Jonathan 3 Foster (Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ). Jonathan was born probably in Dun- 
stable, Sept. 21, 1671, and died Jan. 5, 1755. He first appears in Billerica, and 
later w r as a resident of Stow and Chelmsford. Abigail is said to have died in 
Chelmsford, July 0, 1761. Some think she was a child of Arthur- Warren 
(Arthur 1 ), who was born in 1639, married Abigail Rogers of Billerica, date 
unknown, ami died Apr. 5, 1671. His widow died June 15, 1671. 

523 Altman Building, Kansas City, Mo. (Dr.) William Davis Foster. 

Merritt. — Who were the parents and wives of the following MerrittSJ 
Benjamin of Rye, N. Y., first wife Hannah, 1741; Benjamin of Newcastle Co., 
Del., born 17U0; George of Stratfield, Conn., 1738; Edward, freeholder of 
New York, 1701; George of Perth Amboy, 1604; Henry of Scituate. Mass., 
1628; Henry of Norfolk, Va., 1650; Isaac of Lebanon, 1711; James of Bark* 
hampstead, Conn., 1770, wife Hannah; John of North Castle, N. Y., 1730; 
John of Block Island, 1702; Lovering of Kent Co., Md., 1700; Meyer of East 
Ward, New York, 1703; .Nathaniel of Rowley, Mass., 1773: Nicholas of Lynde- 
boro, N. II., 1736; Fheleck of Hopkintou, R. I., 1774; Philip of Boston, boi 
1662, died 1741; Richard of Richmond Co., N. V., 1701; Samuel of Scarborough, 
N. Y., born 171".); Samuel of Eiopkintown, R. I., 1774; Thomas of Delaware. 
1664-76; Thomas of Rye, N. Y., 1670-1722; Thomas of ship "Little Balti- 
more," 1693; William, mayor of New York, 1662, wife Margery; William 
New York, 1730; William of Hartford, Conn., 17»s(), son William; William of 
North Carolina, 1700, son Berry. DOUG] ks Mi 1:1:11 i. 

Bhinebeck, A'. Y. 

Maltby. — In the Register, vol.59, page 255, it is stated that John 3 Ktirkr 
ham (Samuel, 3 Thomas 1 ) married Esther, daughter of David Maltbj of North- 

!rd. This I believe to be an error, and that she was the daughter of Daniel 
Maltby, Jr., who married. In 1736, .Mary Harrison. Daniel anil Man had a 
daughter Esther, bum Aug. 80, 17.;'.'. Can anybody give me definite informa- 
tion on this point? (Miss) Dorothy Lord Mai ray. 
St. \< "• //<"•• //. ( '"////. 

1906.] Notes and Queries* 211 

Olmsted, Brown, Smith.— Thankful Olmsted of Brookfield and Ware, Mass., 
born Feb. 15, 1712, married ■ - -» ■ Browu, and died before 1752, leaving chil- 
dren. Her sister Abigail Olmsted, born Mar. 24, 1731, married, before 1752, 

Smith of Ware, Mass. They were daughters of Capt. Jabez Olmsted, 

and are mentioned in his will, dated Feb. 24, 1752. Further information about 
these families is desired. F. S. Hammond. 

Oneida, N. Y. 

Templeton.— What was the ancestry of Polly Templeton, born Jan. 18, 1785 
or '6, who married, about 1802, William Curtis, born Sept. 13, 1781 or '3, of 
Simsbury, Conn., son of Eliphalet, Jr., and Mary (Wilcox) Curtis? He died 
June 26, 1815, at Marcellus, N. Y., and she died July 11, 1835, at Oswego, N. Y. 

630 So. Madison Ave., Pasadena, Cal. (Mrs.) L. E. Steele. 

Pomeroy.— I desire information of the military commission of Gen. Seth 
Pomeroy which was among his effects when he died at Peekskill, N. Y., Feb. 
19, 1777. Morris P. Ferris. 

S3 Nassau St.^ New York City. 

Historical Intelligence. 

English Research. — The Committee on English Research, of the New Eng» 
land Historic Genealogical Society, begs to call attention to the desirability 
of reviving investigation concerning the English ancestry of the pioneers of 
New England. From 1883 to 1899, former Committees secured funds by which 
valuable researches among the wills of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in 
London were carried on by Henry F. Waters, Esq., the results of which were 
published in the Register, giving clues which lead to determining the ancestry 
of many of the early settlers of New England ; but since Mr. Waters's work 
was relinquished, comparatively little has been accomplished by the Society in 
that direction. 

The Committee now solicits funds for continuing research in England, on 
the ancestry of the early New England colonists, the results to appear in the 
Register, and it would be glad to receive suggestions and information on this 

Clues, not generally known, as to the origin of several early emigrants, have 
come into the Committee's hands, and the Secretary of the Committee will be 
glad to give information to anyone who may desire to make investigations. 

Charles Sherburne Penhallow, Chairman, 1 r<™v,™u+ OQ ™ 
Francis Apthorp Foster, [ _, ^ mm ™ ee on 

Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Secretary, j ^ n §' llte11 itesearcn. 

Wood Genealogy.— Clay W. Holmes, Elmira, N. Y., compiler of the gene- 
alogy of the Descendants of William Wood of Concord, Mass., 1638, published 
in 1900, 8vo, pp. 365, will be glad to present to any public library or historical 
society making a specialty of genealogical publicati©ns, which is not already 
supplied with the book, a complimentary copy if the transportation charges 
Will be paid. 

Genealogies in Preparation.— Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence, and death. When there are more than one 
Christian name, they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full name is known. 

Zee.— Joseph L. Edmiston, 1129 W. 17th St., Los Angeles, Cal., is collecting 
material for a genealogical record of the descendants of Dea. Benjamin Lee of 
Manchester, Mass., who died in 1757, and desires correspondence with repre- 
sentatives of the various branches. 

VOL. LX. 15 

212 Book Notices. [April, 

Pike. — A colled ion of notes from English archives, relating to the Pike 
family, is now being formed, with the assistance of an experienced and reliable 
record-searcher in London, England. The latter has already supplied several 
Interesting notes on this subject. The material consists of unpublished data 
obtained from the Public Record Office, British Museum, etc. These original 
gleanings will be of considerable interest to many other families, and will 
probably be published. For particulars, address Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park 
Row, Chicago, 111. 

Talmage, or Talmadye. — Chas. M. Talmadge, Newport, Wash., would like to 
hear from anyone interested in the history or genealogy of this family, especially 
that branch in Connecticut. 

Woodcock. — Jno. L. "Woodcock, 1218 Washington Boulevard, Chicago, 111., 
has in preparation a genealogy of the Woodcock family in America, and would 
be pleased to correspond with any persons interested. 


[The editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by mail.] 

Data concerning the Families of Bancroft, Bradstreet, Browne, Dudley, Emerson, 
Gamble, Goodridge, Gould, Hartshorne, Hobson, Kemp, Kendall, Metcalf, Nich- 
ols, Parker, Poole, ISawtell, Wainwright, Woodman, etc., etc., in England and 
America, 1277 to 1906, A. D. Compiled from Official Sources by Thomas 
Gamble, Jr., Savannah, Ga. Printed forthe Subscribers. [Savannah.] 1906. 
Square 4to. pp. viii+248. 111. Price $5.00. 

The compiler in his introduction says that " it has not been the endeavor to 
embrace a wide scope, but rather to prepare concise biographical and genea- 
logical data, that, while it might be of some broader interest, would be more 
particularly valuable to a few who trace their ancestry to the fountain sources 
of American life mentioned herein." There are two genealogical charts, and at 
the end of the volume are blank leaves for additional records. The book is in- 
dexed, is bound in flexible covers, and has many illustrations. 

Caleb Benton and Sarah Bishop. Their Ancestors and Their Descendants. By 
Cfiarles E. Benton. Press of The A. V. Haight Co., Poughkeepsie, New 
York. 1906. 4to. pp. 92. 111. Price $2.00 net. Apply to Publishers. 

Caleb Benton was a descendant from Edward Benton who died at Guilford, 
Conn., in 1680, and Sarah Bishop is traced to John Bishop who died in the same 
place, in 1660. A division is made between the historical and genealogical ma- 
terials of this work, which will be found of great convenience to those par 
ticularly interested in tlie latter, and there is a tabular pedigree at the end of 
the book. The book is printed on heavy paper, substantially bound, and pro- 
vided with three indexes. 

Band of Botsford. Act of Organization. Buffalo, Erie Co., N. Y., 101 Rodney 
Ave., Wed., Oct. 18, 1905. [Buffalo. 1905.] 12mo. pp. 8. 

This " Band" consists of the descendants of Elizabeth and Henry Botsford, 
of Leicestershire, Eug., and Milford, Conn. 

The Genealogy of the Cushing Family, an Account of thr Ancestors and De- 
scendants of Matthew Cushing, who came to America in 1638. By James S. 
CUSHING. Montreal: The Perrault Printing Co. 1905. 12mo. pp. 598-f-Ixx. 

The first edition of this work was published in 1877 by Lemuel Cushing. The 
Matthew Cushing of the title-page came to Bingham, Mass.. in L688, and it is 

•All of the unsigned reviews are written by Mr. Frederick Wii.lard Parkk of Boston. 

1906.] Booh Notices. 213 

said that all the Cushings in the United States and Canada are his descendants, 
with the exception of a few who came to America in the nineteenth century. 
Although much that is new respecting these descendants has been collected in 
this edition, it is not pretended that this is a complete genealogy. Neverthe- 
less, a vast amount of information respecting the family is here presented, the 
arrangements of the records being on the Register plan. Biographical notices 
are numerous, and to be expected in the history of a family which has " prob- 
ably furnished more judges for our Probate, Municipal, and Supreme Courts 
than any other." The volume is fully indexed, its print is clear, and the bind- 
ing cloth. 

Derby Genealogy. Being a Becord of the Descendants of Thomas Derby of Stow, 
Massachusetts. By Viola A. Derby Bromley. The Grafton Press : Gene- 
alogical Publishers. New York. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 141. 111. 

The system of page reference employed in this genealogy greatly facilitates 
the tracing of pedigrees. The " Owner's Lineage" at the end of the volume, 
comprising a couple of pages of genealogical blanks, is also a useful feature. 
The genealogy is brought down to the eighth generation, and is well indexed. 
The book is printed on heavy paper with wide margins, and the binding is sub- 

Gamble and Hobson Families, England and America, 1480 to 1905, A.D. [By 
Thomas Gamble.] Chart. 30 in. by 19 in. 

This is one of the genealogical charts contained in Mr. Gamble's " Data con- 
cerning the Families of Bancroft, Bradstreet, etc.," which is noticed in this 

Annals of the Hilton- McCurda Family. Concord, N. H. : Rumford Printing 
Co. 1905. 12mo. pp. 12. 

The Hiltons of this pamphlet are descendants of William Hilton who came to 
Plymouth in 1621, and afterwards settled on the Piscataqua River, near Dover. 
One of these descendants, Anna Hilton, married John McCurda, of Bristol, Me. 

The Lindsay Family Association of America. Second Annual Beport. [Boston. 
1905. 8vo. pp. 14. 

Lyon Memorial. Massachusetts Families, including the Descendants of the Immi- 
grants William Lyon, of Boxbury, Peter Lyon, of Dorchester, George Lyon, of 
Dorchester. With Introduction treating of the English Ancestry of the Ameri- 
can Families. Editors: A. B. Lyon(s), M.D., of Detroit, Mich.; G. W. A. 
Lyon, M.D., of Philadelphia, Pa. Associate Editor: Eugene F. McPike, of 
Chicago, 111. Detroit, Mich. : Press of William Graham Printing Co. 1905. 
8vo. pp. 491. 111. Price $5.00 net. Address Dr. A. B. Lyons, 72 Brainard 
St., Detroit, Mich. 

Besides the immigrants mentioned on the title-page, this work contains a no- 
tice of Matthew Lyon who settled in Vermont, and who has been called " the 
American Pym." The investigations in England have not only confirmed what 
had already been asserted but have supplied new information respecting the Lyon 
origins. The American portion of the genealogy has for its principal object the 
sifting of the materials regarding the first generations, the definite separation 
of the historic from the traditional. The history of this family necessarily 
contains biographies of importance, as so many of the name have acquired dis- 
tinction. The book is well indexed, is printed on unbleached paper, and bound 
in cloth. The illustrations are chiefly portraits. 

Estate of Daniel Bogers, Merchant, n. p. ; n. d. Folio, pp. 7. 

Daniel Rogers was born in Kittery, Me., in 1734, and died in Gloucester, 
Mass., in 1800. This document gives his descendants, among whom was dis- 
tributed a sum awarded for a " French Spoliation Claim." 

Schuremans of New Jersey. Supplement, January, 1906. Copyright, 1906, by 
Richard Wynkoop. Additions and Corrections, n. p. [190G.] 8vo. pp. 23. 
111. Price, 25 cts. 

214 Booh Notices. [April, 

Shepardson. A Family Story. By Francis W. Shepardson, Ph.D., [Chicago.] 
11. p. ; n. tl. 8vo. pp. G. 

This pamphlet gives descendants of Daniel Shepardson of Charlestown, 
Mass., earlier of Salem. 

Annals of the Sinnott, Rogers, Coffin, Corlies, Beeves, Bodine and Allied Fami- 
lies. By Mart Elizabeth Sinnott. Edited by Josiah Granville Leach, 
LL.B. Printed for private circulation by J. B. Lippincott Company, Phila- 
delphia. MDCCCCV. 4to. pp. 254. 111. Charts. Facsimiles. 

For centuries the Sinnotts have held a prominent position in County Wex- 
ford, Ireland, and various branches of the family are shown on charts, in 
addition to the immediate line which came to America in 1854. 

The Annals of the Allied Families are a scholarly compilation of reliable data 
on the early lines of the Rogers, Coffin, Hammond, Winslow, Reeves, Jess, Lip- 
pincott, Bodine, Corlies, Wing, West and Mayhew families. Preceding each of 
these accounts is a chart showing the connection with the Sinnott family. 
We notice the usual careful attention to detail w^hich is characteristic of Mr. 
Leach's editorial work. The illustrations are of unusual beauty, and facsimiles 
of documents and signatures, with many portraits and coats-of arms, are scat- 
tered through the book, which is a fine specimen of the printer's art. There is 
an excellent index. a. l. w. 

A Genealogy of the Southworths ( Southards), Descendants of Constant South- 
worth. With a Sketch of the Family in England. Bv Samuel G. Webber, 
A.B., M.D. (Harvard). The Fort Hill Press, SamuerUsher, 175 to 184 High 
St., Boston, Mass. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 487. III. 

The record of the descendants of the sons of Constant Southworth — Ed- 
ward, Nathaniel and William — occupies the body of this work; in the two ap- 
pendices are found descendants of John Southard of Boothbay, Me., and of 
Isaac Southworth, of Sharon, Ct. The chapter on the Southworths in Eng- 
land, which is of considerable length, ascribes the origin of the family to Gil- 
bert de Croft who, in consequence of a grant of land in Southworth, assumed 
that name. There are two extensive indexes. Paper, print and illustrations 
are excellent. An error occurs in the list of contents, the first chapter having 
a wrong title assigned to it. 

Andrew N. Adams. By Ekastus Hibbard Phelps, Esq., of Fair Haven, Vt. 
n. p. [1906.] Large 8vo. pp. 4. 

This is a reprint from the Register for January, 1906. 

Tlie Diary of William Bentley, D.D., Pastor of the East Church, Salem, Massa- 
chuselts. Volume 1. April, 17S4 — December, 1792. Salem, Mass. : The 
Essex Institute. 1905. 8vo. pp. xlii-f-456. 111. Price $3.50 postpaid. Ad- 
dress : The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass. 

Dr. Bentley was born in Boston in 1759, and was pastor of the East Church 
in Salem from 1783 to 1819, the year of his death. lie was remarkable :i> a 
student and linguist, and displayed an original and independent mind. The 
diary of such a person must necessarily be of exceeding interest as a portrayal 
of the social, political, and religions aspects of the community in which he 
lived, and time which it represents, from the close of the Revolution to 1819. 
An introduction to the diary consists of* a " Biographical Sketch,*' an •• Addr< ss 
on Dr. Bentley," " Bibliography," and an " Account of the East Meeting- 
House." The footnotes are principally those of Air. Edward Stanley Waters, 
a former resident of the East Parish, 

Lucius Ma nl ins Boltwood. By Hon. GEORGE SHELDON. Boston: Press of Da- 
vid Clapp & Son. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 15. Portrait. 

This is a reprint from the REGISTER for October, 1905. 

Memorial of Mary Francis, r»>ni, Novembers, 1803, Died, December 74. 1884, 
dud William Boardman, Born, February 25, 1805, Died November 3, 1887, 
I'.v WILLIAM F. J. BOARDMAN. Hartford, Conn. Printed for Private Dis- 

tribution. n. d. Large 8vo. pp. 54. III. 

Mr. Boardman was one of the most Influential business men of Hartford, 

1906.] Booh Notices. 215 

and his wife was a woman exceptionally beneficent. Besides the biographical 
sketches, this volume contains an account of the Boardman Memorial Chapel 
erected by Mr. Boardman in memory of his wife. 

Memoir of Col. Henry Lee. With Selections from His Writings and Speeches. 
Prepared by John T. Morse, Jr. Boston : Little, Brown & Company. 1905. 
8vo. pp. viii-j-441. 111. 

The index of this fine volume is sufficient to show that it is a work of great 
interest, not only as to what relates to Mr. Lee, but also as to the many whose 
obituaries by him are included in the " Selections from his Writings." His 
own life is amply treated under the heads of " Youth," " Matters Theatrical " 
(referring to. his passion for the amateur drama), "Civil War," "Public Af- 
fairs," "Harvard University," " Traits." " Library Labors," " Religion." Be- 
sides twenty-five obituaries of persons of eminence, the " Selections" contain 
" Personal Reminiscences of Gov. Andrew," " Broad Street Riot," " The Shaw 
Memorial," and other articles. The book is fascinating reading, and is a splen- 
did tribute to the man. Paper, type, illustrations, and binding are of the best. 

In Memoriam. Stephen Salisbury. [Worcester, Mass. 1905.] 8vo. pp. 4. 

This " appreciation" of the munificent patron of the Art Museum, Worces- 
ter, was presented at a special meeting of the directors of the Museum, Nov. 
16, 1905. 

Memoir of James Swift Bogers. By Almon Danforth Hodges, Jr. Boston : 
Press of David Clapp & Son., 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 7. Portrait. 

This is a reprint from the Register for January, 1906. 

Tryphena Ely White's Journal. Being a Becord, ivritten one hundred years ago, 
of the Daily Life of a Young Lady of Bur itan Heritage. 1805-1905. Published 
by her only remaining granddaughter, Fanny Kellogg. [1904. Grafton 
Press. New York City.] 12mo. pp. 46. 111. 

In the introduction it is stated that Tryphena Ely White " received her birth " 
in West Springfield, Mass., March 25, 1784. It was in the town of Camillus, 
N. Y., however, that the journal was written, Miss White's father having set- 
tled there late in life. In 1813 she married Frederik Kellogg, and died in 1816. 
The journal, which is of exceeding simplicity, relates to the most common- 
place incidents of everyday life. A few other brief documents are included in 
the volume. 

Half Century at the Bay. 1636 — 1686; Heredity and Early Environment of 
John Williams, " The Bedeemed Captive." By George Sheldon. W. B. 
Clarke Co., 26 and 28 Tremont St., Boston. 1905. 12mo. pp. 149-(-10. 

This deeply interesting volume portrays life in Roxbury, Mass., and its 
neighborhood under Puritan domination with truth and vividness. The biog- 
raphy of Williams up to the time he settled in Deerfielcl is the slender thread 
which winds in and out among baptisms, funerals, executions, fasts, wars, 
lectures, sports, collegiate activities, and a multitude of other things. The 
style of the book is unpretentious and clear, and the opinions expressed seem 
to be void of prejudice. 

Mental and Moral Heredity in Boyalty. A Statistical Study in History and Bsy- 
chology. Bv Frederick Adams Woods, M.D. With one hundred and four 
portraits. New York : Henry Holt & Co. 1906. 8vo. viii.+312. Price $3.00 
net, postage extra. 

This book is designed primarily to prove, the predominating influence of he- 
redity in the formation of traits of character. Records relating to royal fam- 
ilies, as contained in dictionaries, histories, and court memoirs, are here 
brought together, averaged, and arranged according to scientific formulae. 
Tables and charts show the proportionate influence which each ancestor exerts 
on descendants, according to his remoteness. The origin and descent of ex- 
ceptional ability, insanity, extraordinary perversities, degenerations, or even 
altruistic traits, are shown on various charts and discussed at length. Geneal- 
ogists interested in royal families will find many pedigrees, compiled completely 
(including all maternal branches), not to be found in any other book. *** 

216 Booh Notices. [April, 

.1 History of the Unite} States and Its People. From their' earliest records to tin 
presenttime. By Elroy McKendrer Avery. In Fifteen Volumes. Volume 
II. Cleveland. Ttye Burrows Brothers Company. MCMV. 4to. pp. xxxvi. 
-f-458. 111. INIaps. Facsimiles. 

An unusual opportunity is here afforded to study the unity of our colonial 
history, and contrast its diversified development from Massachusetts to Vir- 
ginia, during the formative period from 1000 to 1G(J0. New Netherlands and 
New France are also included, and maps, contemporaneous and otherwise, are 
lavishly used, as well as innumerable illustrations, to give a clear-cut, accurate 
and readable account of the United States during those years. The manner of 
placing dates and leading topics in the broad margins is admirable, and the bio- 
graphical appendix will be found useful in making further investigations. 
The frontispiece of this volume is a portrait of John Winthrop, in color, and 
the other numerous portraits and illustrations are made from copper etchings. 
Owing to the increase of material, the work is extended to fifteen volumes, in- 
stead of twelve, without additional cost to the original subscribers, a. l. w. 

Vital Becords of Dalton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Published by the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. Boston, Mass. " 190G. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 82. 

Systematic History Fund. Vital Becords of Douglas, Massachusetts, to the end 
of the year 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trus- 
tee of the Fund. 1906. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 192. 

Vital Becords of Edgartown, 31assachusetts, to the Year 1850. Published by the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1906. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 276. 

Vital Becords of Lynn, Massachusetts, to the end of the Year 1849. Volume I. — 
Births. Published, by The Essex Institute. Salem, Mass. 1905. 8vo. Cloth, 
pp. 429. 

Vital Becords of Norton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Published by the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. 1906. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 405. 

Systematic History Fund. Vital Becords of Boyalston, Massachusetts, to the end 
of the Year 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trus- 
tee of the Fund. 1906. 8vo. pp. 196. 

Vital Becords of Wenham, Massachusetts, to the end of the Year 1849. Pub- 
lished by The Essex Institute. Salem, Mass. 1904. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 227. 

Taylor's Connecticut Legislative History and Souvenir. Vol. V. 1905-1906. 
Portraits and Sketches of State Officers, Senators, Bepresentatives, Commis- 
sioners, etc. Group Cuts of Committees. List of Committees. Putnam, Conn. 
William Harrison Taylor. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 300. 

To the description of the volume given by the title-page it is only necessary 
to add that every page, with but few exceptions, contains a portrait and bio- 
graphical sketch, or a group. 

Registry Department of the City of Boston. Becords relating to the Early His- 
tory of Boston. (Formerly called Record Commissioners' Reports.) I'"/. 34. 
The Town of Boxbury, Us Memorable Persons and Places, ils History and An- 
tiquities, villi numerous Illustrations of its Old Landmarks and Noted Person- 
ages. By Fuancis S. DRAKE. Bostou : Municipal Printing Office. 1905. 
Large 8vo. pp. vi-f-475. Map. 

A note states that this volume "is reprinted from the original plates pur- 
chased from the estate of the late Francis S. Drake." The work was published 
by the author in 1878, and was reviewed in the REGISTER for January, 1879. 

77/-' Bostonian Society Publications. Vols. 1, 2. Boston: Old State House. 

1905. 2 vols. Large 8vo. pp. 84; 112. 111. Map. 

These volumes contain seven articles. The longest one, "Jean Lefebvre de 
Cheverus," is deeply appreciative of its subject. The paper on "Abel Bowen," 

1906.] Book Notices. 217 

printer and engraver, will be enjoyed by the antiquarian, and it is accompanied 
by a number of the copper-plates and wood-cuts engraved by him. The vol- 
umes are extremely handsome, printed on excellent paper, and thoroughly in- 

Brookline. The Chronicle Souvenir of the Bicentennial. C. A. W. Spencer, 
Publisher. The Riverclale Press, Brookline, Mass. 1905. Square 4to. pp. 
64. 111. 

Alfred D. Chandler's article, "Brookline," which fills half of the volume, 
gives the reasons why Brookline is " supreme as a municipality, the most nota- 
ble example of successful autonomy — self-government — in the world's history." 
This is followed by W. K. Watkins's " Naming of Brookline," and other papers, 
the book concluding with an account of the Bicentennial. The illustrations are 
numerous and very fine, including sixty portraits, accompanied by biographical 

Old Dartmouth Historical Sketches. No. 12. Being the proceedings of the 
Winter Meeting of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, held at the Rooms 
of the Society, Dec. 8, 1905; and containing the following paper : Friends 
Here and Hereaway Coutraued, Mary Jane Howland Taber. [New Bed- 
ford. 1905.] 4to. pp. 17. 

An Historical Sketch of the Town of Deer Isle, Maine. With Notices of Its Set- 
tlers and Early Inhabitants. By George L. Hosmer. The Fort Hill Press, 
Samuel Usher; 176 to 184 High St., Boston, Mass. [1905.] 8vo. pp.289. 
Portrait. Map. 

Mr. Hosmer in his Introduction says that the sources of his compilation are 
oral. While the work as a whole is excellent, the third chapter, which occu- 
pies the greater part of the book, is of the most general interest on account of 
the genealogical information it contains. The volume is indexed, and is well 
printed and bound. The map shows the location of the first settlers. 

A Dorchester Beligious Society of Young Men. By Albert Matthews. Bos- 
ton: David Clapp & Son. 1905. Large 8vo. pp.13. 

This reprint from the Register for January, 1906, refers to Dorchester, Mass. 

Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Franklin. 1706-1906. 
Franklin, Massachusetts. [Franklin, 1906.] 12mo. pp. 24. 111. 

Addresses delivered at Groton, Massachusetts, July 12, 1905, by request of the 
Citizens, on the Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary 
of its Settlement. Groton. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 100. 

Among the addresses in this publication is one by Dr. Samuel Abbott Green, 
that was issued separately and noticed in the Register for January of this 
year. The other addresses of length are by Gen. William A. Bancroft, Hon. 
Chester W. Clark, and Hon. Charles S. Hamlin. 

Hyde Park Historical Record. Vol. V—1905. William A. Mowry, Editor. 

Published by the Hyde Park Historical Society, Hyde Park, Mass. [1905.] 

8vo. pp. 72. 111. 

The principal articles in this volume are " Sketch of the Life of James Read," 
" The Damon Family of Dedham," " The Greenwood School," and " Proceed- 
ings of the Society since 1892 (continued) ." 

Perfecting of Valuation Lists of Kittery, Maine, 1760. By Nathan Gould. 
n.d.; n.p. Large 8vo. pp. 18. 

History of Newburijport, Mass. 1764-1905. By John J. Currier. With 
Maps and Illustrations. Newburyport, Mass. Published by the Author. 1906. 
Large 8vo. pp. 766. 

In the first five chapters the events constituting the history of the town are 
related in order. Then follows an account of the various activities of the com- 
munity—ecclesiastical, educational, literary and military — together with notices 
of enterprises not comprised under these heads. In the historical narrations, 

218 Booh Notices. [April, 

particular attention has been paid to the part played by the merchants of New- 
buryport in supplying clothing and military stores to the patriot army in the 
Revolution, and in fitting out privateers. As to the later history of the town, 
space did not permit an adequate treatment, on which account biographical 
sketches have been omitted. The appendix contains lists of collectors of the 
port, representatives, town and city clerks, and treasurers. The index occupies 
more than seventy pages. The quality of the paper used does not comport with 
the general excellence of the work. 

The New York Historical Society. 1804-1904. By Robert Hendre Kelby, 
Librarian of the Society. New York. Published for the Society. 1905. 
Large 8vo. pp. 160. 111. 

The history of the Society — w r hich, with the exception of the appendix, fills 
this volume — consists mainly of materials collected for a paper read by Mr. 
Kelby " as a retrospect of the century which had elapsed since the foundation 
of the Society." The appendix, besides the lists usually found in such volumes, 
also contains a list of the Society's publications. 

Neighbors of North Wyke. Part II. In South Tawton (continued). Part III. 
In South Tawton (continued). Part IV. North and South Tawton in the 
Pipe Bolls. Part V. Ash and South Zeal in South Tawton. By Ethel 
Lega-Weekes. Reprinted from the Transactions of the Devonshire Associa- 
tion for the Advancement of Science, Literature, and Art. 1902. — xxxiv. 
pp. 578-647; 1903.— xxxv. pp. 497-538; 1904.— xxxvi. pp. 415-444; 1905.— 
xxxvii. pp. 325-374. 4 vols. 8vo. pp. 71; 42; 30; 325-374. III. 

The first part of this series was noticed in the Register for April, 1902. In 
the introduction to that publication, the compiler says that her object is "to 
repeople, with Wykes and their successors, some of the old houses . . . 
that awakened in her especial interest," adding that she " had not the heart to 
throw overboard such bits of information concerning other inhabitants as hap- 
pened to be caught in its meshes." It is evident that the same aim has been fol- 
fowed in the parts of the work which have since appeared, the Wykes by no 
means receiving exclusive attention. 

History of the Town of Lanesborough,3Iass. 1741-1905. Parti. By Charles 
J. Palmer, n.p. ; n.d. 8vo. pp. 168. 111. Price $1.00 postpaid. For sale 
by William Lincoln Palmer, 6Q Cornhill, Boston. 

The main contents of this volume consist of appendixes to a "Historical 
Address delivered at Old Home Week Celebration, July 27, 1902," w T hich is 
preceded by an "Account of Origin of Present Name of Town." The ap- 
pendixes contain sketches of the Lanesborough, Howard, Mowbray, and 
Bigod families, "Extracts from Old Newspapers and Records relating to 
Early History," " Vital Statistics," " Revolutionary Soldiers," "Miscellaneous 
Stories," " Inscriptions in the Various Cemeteries," and other papers of similar 

The Penhallow Panels. [Boston. 1905.] 8vo. pp. 3. 111. 

These panels, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, 
London, were erected by John Penhallow in the reign of Charles II., in Cli fiord's 
Inn, which is the oldest Inn in Chancery. 

Tlie Depredation at Pemaquid in August, 1689, and Events that led up to it. 
By Victor Hugo Paltsits. Read before the Maine Historical Society. Jan. 
18, 1900. Portlaud, Maine : Press of Lefavor-Tower Co. 1905. Large 8vo. 
pp. 15. 

Shropshire Parish Register Soviet,)/. Dec, 1905. Diocese of St. Asaph. Vol. 
IV. Part II. Contents: Oswestry, pp. 161-256. Indexes. Contents: Creete, 
Bedstone, Chirbury, Puyton-in-the-XI-Towns, Leebotwood, Longnor. Vari- 
ously paged. [London.] 1905. 2 vols. 8vo. 

Historic Ttecord of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Stockbridge, Mass. A Sermon 
preached <>n the Twenty-first Anniversary of the Consecration if the Chureh, by 
Aim lint LAWRENCE, Rector of the Parish, Nov. 12, 1905. Pittsfleld, Mass.: 
Press of Sun Printing Co. 1905. 8vo. pp. L5. 

1906.] Book Notices. 219 

Reminiscences of Wilmington and Smithville — Southport, N. C. 1848-1900. 
By Dr. Walter Gilm-an Curtis. Pph. 8vo. pp. 62. 

A commendable chronicle of public events, social customs, and political 
changes in the Cape Fear region of North Carolina, covering the periods before 
and during the civil war, the reconstruction era, and recent improvements. 
The author has been a practising physician in Brunswick county, N. C, for 
the last fifty years. He was born in New Hampshire, and graduated at Dart- 
mouth college. This labor of mingled love and duty will increase in value as 
time moves onward. * 

Inaugural Address of Hon. John T. Duggan, Mayor of Worcester, Mass. Jan. 1, 
1906. Worcester, Mass. : The Blanchard Press. 1906. 8vo. pp. 17. 

Gravestone Records in the Ancient Cemetery and the Woodside Cemetery, Yar- 
mouth, Mass. From literal Copies of the Inscriptions made at the expense 
of Thomas W. Thacher and Stanley W. Smith. Compiled by George Er- 
nest Bowman. Published by the Mass. Soc. of Mayflower Descendants at the 
charge of the Cape Cod Town Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1906. Large 
8vo. pp. 45. * 

These inscriptions, which are arranged alphabetically, similar to the plan of 
the Massachusetts Vital Records publications, will be found of great value and 
easy reference to the genealogist. * 

Economies of the Iroquois. A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of Bryn Mawr 
College for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. By Sara Henry Stites. 1904. 
Press of the New Era Printing Co., Lancaster, Pa. 1905. 8vo. pp. 159. 

Minutes of the General Conference of the Congregational Churches in Maine, 
Seventy-Ninth Anniversary. Maine Missionary Society, Ninety-Eighth Anniver- 
sary. Held with the Church at Gardiner, Sept. 26, 27, 28, 1905. Vol. Ill, 
No. 1, New Series. Portland : Press of Southworth Printing Co. 1905. 
8vo. pp. 244. Portrait. 

The True Mecklenburg " Declaration of Independence." By A. S. Salley, Jr. A. 
S. Salley, Jr., Columbia, S. C. 190*5. Square 4to. pp. 18. 111. Price $1.00. 

This "Declaration of Independence" is one that is "alleged to have been 
passed by a convention of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, May 20, 1775." 

Quakerism and Politics. Essays. By Isaac Sharpless, LL.D. President of 
Haverford College. Phila. :' Ferris & Leach, 29 South Seventh St. 1905. 
12mo. pp. 220. 

The purpose for which this book was written has been admirably accom- 
plished. Its design is to show that the beneficent results of Quaker policy were 
the inevitable consequences of the application of uncompromising moral princi- 
ple in the transactions of government. From the first chapter, "A govern- 
ment of Idealists," to the last, " The Basis of Quaker Morality," this truth is 
vividly illustrated. In the two concluding chapters, the distinctly Quaker 
sentiments of the author are most plainly, and by no means offensively, obvious. 
The whole work, which chiefly relates to the early history of Pennsylvania, 
shows unmistakably that it is the production of a Friend. 

The Case for an United States Historical Commission. A Letter to Members 
of the Fifty-ninth Congress and Others, vnth Previous Correspondence, and a 
Bibliography of Historical Documents issued by European Governments. [By 
Lothrop Withington. London.] 1905. 32mo. pp. 48. 

Mr. Withington's advocacy of the establishment of a Historical Commission 
for the United States is vigorously expressed. Three Senate bills are inserted 
after the correspondence on the subject between Mr. Withington and President 
Roosevelt, Hon. Henry Cabot Lodge and others. The bibliography occupies 
fifteen pages. 

The Journal of the American- Irish Historical Society. By Thomas Hamilton 
Murray, Secretary-General. Volume V. Boston, Mass., Published by the 
Society. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 212. Portrait. 

220 Book Notices. [April, 

Besides showing the work done by the Society daring the year, this volume 
contains valuable historical articles, among which are " Goody Glover," " Capt. 
Daniel Neill," " The New Hampshire Kellys," " Master John Sullivan of Somers- 
worth and Berwick, and his Family," " Martin Murphy, Sr., an Irish Pioneer 
of California," and an extensive array of " Historical Notes of Interest." 

Constitution, By-Laios and Hand Book of the Texas Society of the Sons of the 
American Revolution. 1905. [Galveston. 1906.] 32mo. pp. 22. 

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of California. 1906. Decennial Regis- 
ter. Proceedings at the Eleventh General Court, Dec. 25, 1905. [Los Au- 
gelcs. 1906.] 4to. pp. 15. 111. 

Publications of the Ipswich Historical Society. XIV. The Simple Cobler of 
Aggawam, by Bev. Nathaniel Ward. A Reprint of the 4th Edition, published 
in 1647, with Fac-Similes of Title Page and Preface, and Head-Lines, and 
the Exact Text, and an Essay, Nathaniel Ward and the Simple Cobler, by 
Thomas Franklin Waters, President of the Ipswich Historical Society. 
Proceedings at the Annual Meeting, Dec. 5, 1904. Salem Press : The Salem 
Press Co., Salem, Mass. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 132. 

Annual Beport of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio. For the 
Year Ending Dec. 4, 1905. Cincinnati : The University Press. 190G. 8vo. 
pp. 23. 

Thirty-fourth Annual Meeting, Second Mass. Infantry Ass'n, at Charles Russell 
Lowell Post 7, 67. A. R. Headquarters, Boston, Mass. Sept. 18, 1905. [Bos- 
ton. 1905.] 8vo. pp. 29. 

Grand Commandery of Maine, 1905. Vol. VIII. Part IV. The Fifty-fourth 
Annual Conclave. Held at Portland, May 4, 1905. Stephen Berry, Printer, 
37 Plum St., Portland. 8vo. Variously paged. 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in union with the Most Ancient 
and Honorable Grand Lodges in Europe and America, according to the Old 
Constitutions. 1792-1815. Cambridge: Press of Caustic-Claflin Co. 1905. 
8vo. pp. 685. 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in union with the Most Ancient 
and Honorable Grand Lodges in Europe and America, according to the Old Con- 
stitutions. Quarterly Communication: Sept. 13, 1905. Special Communica- 
tions : Sept. 28, Oct. 11, and Nov. 16, 1905. 31. W.'Baalis Sandford. Grand 
Master. R. W. Sereno D. Nickerson, Recording Grand Secretary. Ordered 
to be read in all the Lodges. Boston : The Rockwell & Churchill Press. 1905. 
8vo. pp. 115-155. 

Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Or- 
ganized 28 March, 1896. Officers, Committees, Membership Roll, Publications. 
1 Feb., 1906. Rooms 7, 8 and 9, Number 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass. 
8vo. pp. 25. 

The First Record-Book of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of 
llhode Island and Providence Plantations. Providence : Standard Printing 
Co. 1904. 12mo. pp. 39. 

Ninth Animal Report of the Peabody Historical Society. [Peabody. 1905.] Svo. 
pp. 9. 

Sketches of the Each/ History of Amherst College, prepared by President Hemah 
Humphrey, D.D., at the Request of the Trustees. [Amherst. 1905.1 8vo. 
pp. 82. 

A prefatory note says that this is "an undated manuscript of President 
Heinan Humphrey, D.D. It has never before been printed but was frequently 

1906.] Book Notices, 221 

quoted from by Prof. TV. S. Tyler in his 'History of Amherst College.' The 
original text appears here without change. The manuscript is the property of 
Amherst College Library. It is published and distributed by the kindness of 
Mr. Frank W. Stearns, of the class of 1878." 

Annual Begister United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Sixty-first Aca- 
demic year, 1905-1906. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 
1905. 'Large 8vo. pp. 168. 

A Pamphlet descriptive of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of Maine. 
Brunswick, Maine. Printed for the College. 1905. 8vo. pp. 22. 111. 

The interesting text of this pamphlet is embellished with numerous illustra- 
tions of the College buildings, etc. 

Library of Harvard University. Bibliographical Contributions. Edited by Wil- 
liam Coolidge Lane, Librarian. No. 56. Catalogue of English aucl Ameri- 
can Chap-Books and Broadside Ballads in Harvard College Library. Printed 
at the expense of the Richard Manning Hodges Fund. Cambridge, Mass. 
Issued by the Library of Harvard University. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. xi-f 171. 

A List of Winners of Academic Distinctions in Harvard College during the Bast 
Year. Together with Lists of the Scholars of the First Group since 1902, and, 
the Winners of the Bowdoin Prizes. Cambridge, Dec. 18, 1905. 8vo. pp. 60. 

The Handbook of Princeton. By John Rogers Williams, General Editor of 
the Princeton Historical Association. With an Introduction by Woodrow 
Wilson, LL.D., President of Princeton University. The Grafton Press. 
70 Fifth Avenue, New York City. [1905.] 8vo. pp'. xvii-4-154. III. 

Besides the introduction, the contents of this volume are the " History of 
the University," "Grounds and Buildings of the University," " Upperclass 
Clubs and the University Athletic Grounds," "The Town," "The Princeton 
Theological Seminary," and " The Lawrenceville School." There are more than 
sixty illustrations, all excellent, and the book is a beautiful specimen of the 
artistic work of the Grafton Press. 

Heralds' College and Coats-ofArms, Begarded from a Legal Aspect. Third 
Edition, revised. With a Bostscript concerning Brescription, and an Appendix 
of Statutes and Cases. By W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L. London: 
Phillimore & Co., 124 Chancery Lane. 8vo. pp. 48. Price One Shilling net, 
postage extra. 

In this interesting pamphlet, which every student of heraldry should read, 
Mr. Phillimore takes the side of the College of Arms against certain recent 
writers in The Ancestor, and others. In a "Note," he says: "It has been 
thought expedient in this third edition to deal fully with the subject of Prescrip- 
tion, of late so persistently put forward as a justification for the use of bogus 
Coats-of-Arms, and to add an Appendix of statutes and modern cases." 

The Law and Bractice of Change of Name. With Cases and Brecedents. By W. 
P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Solicitor. London: Phillimore & Co., 124 
Chancery Lane. 1905. Price One Shilling net, by post Is Id. 8vo. pp. 32. 

pence net; by post, Sevenpeuce. 

\Becvption and Entertainment of the Honourable Artillery Company of London, 
Two Hundred and Sixty-sixth Annual Record of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1903-1904, and Sermon of lit. Bev. 
William Lawrence, Bishop of Massachusetts. Printed at the Norwood Press 
for the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, n. d. 
8vo. pp. viiix382. 111. 

The reception and entertainment described, while tendered principally at 
oston, were also participated in by other cities in the United States, and by 




Canada. The "Record" of the Massachusetts Company occupies the last 
hundred pages of the book. The illustrations arc numerous, and the print and 
binding of superior quality. 

The Word Palatine in America. By Albert Matthews. Reprinted from the 
Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Vol. VIII. Cam- 
bridge: John Wilson & Son. University Press. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 24. 

The origin of the different significations in which the word "Palatine" has 
been used in America is here carefully traced, the latter part of the paper relat- 
ing to the 4t Palatine Light" and the wreck of a Palatine vessel at Block Island. 

Library of Congress. List of Cartularies {principally French) recently added to 
the Library of Congress, icith some -Earlier Accessions. Compiled under the 
direction of Appleton Prentiss Clark Griffin, Chief Bibliographer. Wash- 
ington : Government Printing Office. 1905. 4to. pp. 30. 

Library of Congress. List of the Benjamin Franklin Papers in the Library of 
Congress. Compiled under the direction of Worthington Chauxcky Ford, 
Chief, Division of Manuscripts. Washington : Government Printing Office. 
1905. 4to. pp. £22. 


William Phineas Upham, who died in 
Newtonville, Nov. 23, 1905, was one of 
the best- known antiquarians in New 
England. He was the son of Rev. 
Charles W. Upham of Salem, author 
of the "History of the Salem Witch- 
craft," and his mother was a sister of 
Oliver Wendell Holmes. Mr. Upham 
was a graduate of Harvard College, 
class of 1856, and was a life member 
of the American Historical Associa- 
tion, and of the Massachusetts Histori- 
cal Society. For many years he was 
engaged in restoring, classifying and 
indexing the manuscript records of Es- 
sex County and of Suffolk County, 
through which work, together with his 
own independent researches, he became 
an authority on the early history of these 
counties. He was the author of numer- 
ous pamphlets on antiquarian subjects, 
and at the time of his death had nearly 

completed, in collaboration with Mr. 
John Noble, clerk of the Supreme Court 
of Massachusetts, an edition of " Rec- 
ords of the Court of Assistants of 
Massachusetts Bay," never before pub- 
lished. His exhaustive knowledge of 
the systems of shorthand in use dur- 
ing the Colonial period enabled him to 
decipher manuscripts that must other- 
wise remained unintelligible, a notable 
achievement being his recent recover] 
of the phonetic alphabet employed b} 
Jonathan Edwards. He invented 
«« rational " system of shorthand, whicl 
is extensively used in England. He 
was recently elected to membership 
the Harvard Chapter of the Phi Beta 
Kappa Society, in recognition of his 
antiquarian scholarship. Mr. Upham 
was a member of the Essex bar. He 
leaves a widow and two daughters.— 
Boston Transcript. 


Vol. 59, page xiii, line 24, for Wharf, read Whorfi 
Vol. 59, page 375, line 40, for IS 17, read 1857. 
Vol. 6", page 23, liny 27, for 1805, read 1803. 


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By Henry Herbert Edes, Esq. 

Robert Charles Winthrop, the younger of that name, was 
born in his father's house, No. 7 Tremont Place, Boston, on the 7th 
of December, 1834, the elder son of Robert Charles and Eliza 
Cabot (Blanchard) Winthrop. Descended from forebears who for 
many generations had occupied a distinguished place in society and 
in all branches of the public service, he never forgot the admonition 
of Young that — 

" They that on glorious ancestors enlarge 
Produce their debt, instead of their discharge." 

Neither should his biographer fail to remember that " no man is 
wholly accounted for, or known as well as he can be, who is studied 
apart from the genealogical tree on which he grew." 

The line of Mr. Winthrop's descent from Adam 1 Winthrop, of 
Lavenham, in the county of Suffolk, England, who was living in 
1498, was through Adam 2 (1498-1562), of Groton Manor, Suffolk, 
Master of the Clothworkers Company of London; Adam 3 (1548- 
1623), of Groton Manor, a lawyer and county magistrate; John 4 
(1587-1649), of Groton Manor, afterward Governor of the Colony 
of the Massachusetts Bay, and the founder of Boston in New Eng- 
land ; John, Jr. 5 (1605-1676), of Groton Manor, afterward of 
Ipswich, Massachusetts, and New London, Connecticut, Fellow of 
the Royal Society of London, and Governor of the Colony of Con- 
necticut ; Wait Still 6 (1642-1717), of Boston, Commissioner of 
the United Colonies of New England, Major-General of the Colony, 
and Executive Councillor and Chief- Justice of the Province of the 
Massachusetts ,Bay ; John 7 (1681-1747), of Boston, afterward 
of New London, Connecticut, a graduate of Harvard College in 
the Class of 1700, Fellow of the Royal Society, and the plaintiff in 
the cause celebre of Winthrop v. Lechmere, which was an appeal 
to the Privy Council from the decision of the Connecticut Courts 
involving the English law of primogeniture; John Still 8 (1720— 
1776), of Boston, afterward of New London, Connecticut, a gradu- 
vol. lx. 16 

224 Hubert Charles Winthrop, Jr. [J u ty> 

ate of Yale College in the Class of 1737 ; Thomas Lindall, LL.D. 
( 17(30-1 841), of New London and later of Boston, a graduate of 
Harvard in the Class of 1780, and an Overseer of the College 
(1828-1841), member of the Ameriean Philosophical Society, 
Treasurer of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Presi- 
dent of the Massachusetts Historical Society and of the American 
Antiquarian Society, Fellow of the lioyal Society of Northern An- 
tiquaries and of other learned bodies in Europe, and from 1826 
till 1833 Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts; and Robert 
Charles, 10 LL.D. (1809-1894), of Boston, a graduate of Har- 
vard in the Class of 1828, President of the Alumni Association, 
and an Overseer of the College (1852-1856), in the Corporation of 
which he had twice refused a seat, member of the American Philo- 
sophical Society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Society 
of Antiquaries of London, and other learned societies abroad, Presi- 
dent of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Speaker of the Massa- 
chusetts House of Representatives and of the Thirtieth Congress, 
and a Senator of the United States from Massachusetts, succeeding 
Daniel Webster. 

Mr. AYinthrop's mother was born in Boston on the 27th of May, 
1809. She was the daughter of Francis Blanchard, Esq., of Wen- 
ham, Massachusetts, and later of Boston, a graduate of Harvard in 
the remarkable Class of 1802, who studied law with Judge Charles 
Jackson and became his law partner before his appointment to the 
Bench of the Supreme Judicial Court in 1813, the year in which 
Mr. Blanchard died on the 26th of June. On the 29th of August, 
1808, he had married his second cousin, Mary Ann Cabot, daugh- 
ter of Francis and Ann (Clarke) Cabot and widow of Nathaniel 
Cabot Lee of Salem, who died on the 25th of July, 1809, soon 
after the birth of her daughter, who, in Novemher, 1814, was taken 
into the family of her father's uncle, Samuel Pickering Gardner, 
where she remained until her marriage to Robert Charles Winthrop 
on the 12th of March, 1832. She died on the 14th of June, 1842, 
leaving three children, of whom the eldest is the subject of this 

More mi^ht be said of those distinguished ancestors of Mr. Win- 
tlirop who bore the names of Dudley, Bowdoin, and Temple, to 
name no others, but enough has already been told to show the en- 
vironment in which he was born and bred and to account for his 
inheritance of abilities of a high order. 

Owing to the early death of his mother and the absence of his 
father in Washington in the public service, much of Mr. Winthrop's 
boyhood was spent witli his kinsfolk in Salem and elsewhere. One 
of his cousins recently recalled the picture of young Winthrop 
lying upon the floor of his uncle's library devouring Scott's novels 
and other of the best English literature of that day, utterly oblivious 
of all that was passing around him. 


1906.] Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr. 225 

Mr. Winthrop received his early education in the private school 
of Mr. John Adam Weisse,* in Roxbury, in whose establishment 
he was a boarding pupil from 1840 to 1847, when he went abroad 
with his father. Of this, their first, visit to Europe, the son thus 
speaks in his Memoir of his father : 

" He had friends and relatives both in England and France, and he took 
with him nattering letters of introduction from Mr. Webster and Mr. 
Everett, which made his first experience of London society an exception- 
ally agreeable one. In a fragment of autobiography privately printed by 
him not long before his death and now to be found in many public 
libraries, he gave some account of his intercourse with European celebri- 
ties at different periods, and it need only be mentioned here that among 
the persons of distinction of whom he was privileged to see a good deal in 

1847 were the Duke of Wellington, Sir Robert Peel, the poet Rogers, the 
historians Thiers, Mignet, Milman, Thirlwall and Hallam, Archbishop 
Whately, Bishops Wilberforce and Blomfield, Lord Lanclsdowne (then 
President of the Council), Lords Aberdeen and Stanley (both afterward 
prime ministers), Prince Louis Napoleon (then in exile in London), and 
King Louis Philippe, who twice received Mr. Winthrop informally at 
Neuilly" (page 64). 

Returning home in the autumn of 1847 from an experience which 
cannot have failed to make a lasting impression upon his youthful 
mind, young Winthrop, then well advanced in his studies, entered 
the Boston Public Latin School, where his father and grandfather 
had been prepared for college, as well as seven other members of 
his family, Professor John Winthrop, of the Class of 1721, who 
graduated at Harvard College in 1732, having been the first. In 

1848 he left the School, where the course was then five years, and 
entered Phillips Academy, Andover, where he remained till 1850, 
when he entered Harvard, from which he graduated in 1854. 

Of Mr. W T inthrop's college life, the following extracts from let- 
ters of a few of his classmates and contemporaries not classmates 
will furnish an interesting glimpse : 


For more than two years we were at the same club table at Mrs. Guth- 
rie's in Church Street, and we were in the Hasty Pudding and Porcellian 
Clubs together. . . . Winthrop's rooms were at Mrs. Guthrie's, and 
Payson Perrin Ellis, who had rooms in the same house, Charles Thorndike, 
Theodore Lyman and I were quite intimate with him. His other friends 

*A sketch of Mr. Weisse is in Appleton's Cyclopedia of Ameincan Biography 
(1889), vi., 423. His school in Roxbury was on the north westerly side of Hawthorne 
Street, on an estate subsequently owned by Roland Worthington. John Chandler 
Bancroft (H. C. 1854) and the Rev. Dr. Alfred Porter Putnam (13. U. 1848) were also 
pupils of Mr. Weisse between 1840 and 1847. Nicholas Weisse, Sr., of Roxbury was 
his brother. Mr. Weisse married, 27 June, 1841, Jane Lee, daughter of William Hunt, 
of Watertown, Mass., and his wife Jane, daughter of George and Mary (Faneuil) 
Bethune, of Bqston. Mrs. Weisse compiled: Records, Genealogical Charts, and Tra- 
ditions of the Families of Bethune and Faneuil, New York, 18G6; Records and Tradi- 
tions of the Families of Hunt and Weisse, New York, I860; and A History of the 
Bethune Family, Together with a Sketch of the Faneuil Family, New York, 1884. 

See also W. L. G. Hunt's Genealogy of the Name and Family of Hunt, Boston, 1863, 
p. 322; Bond's Genealogies and History of Watertown, pp. 174, 304. 

226 liobert Charles Winthrop, Jr. [July, 

at that time, who continued to appreciate him while they lived, were John 
Quincy Adams, Theodore Chase, George B. Chase, Langdon Erving, 
William Frick, Jr., John C. Bancroft, William S. Haseltine, James Savage, 
Charles lvussell Lowell, William Thorndike, and S. Parkman Blake; and 
Charles Francis Adams, Dr. Hall Curtis, George Putnam, Robert H. Ren- 
shaw, Dr. B. Joy Jeffries, and Horace H. Furness are among the living 
who cared for him. 

Winthrop was popular with his class ; his abilities were recognized and 
he was made Class Orator. He had plenty of brains, but was more dis- 
posed to use them in reading than in studying what did not interest him. 
.... With more work [he] could have been celebrated as a lawyer or poli- 
tician in the best sense, but he preferred to read, work in his library or 
travel and lead the life of a cultivated gentleman. He was fond of detail, 
accurate and methodical, and would have made a good business man had 
he been obliged to turn his attention in that direction. He was indolent 
about exercise. With a large frame he might, as his classmate Dr. Wind- 
ship, the well know r n strong man, told him, have become an athlete, 
though the fashion did not then point in that direction for fame. . . . He 
was most loyal to his old friends and took a good deal of pains to see them. 


In college he made no mark as a student, although always a reader, and 
endowed with an extraordinary memory for what he read. Here, as in 
after life, his bookish interests were mainly in history, especially Ameri- 
can history. He was, however, indifferent to the way in which history, 
and indeed most other things, were then taught at Harvard ; and when 
called up at recitation he was apt to say nothing or to say " not prepared." 
Once, however, the story goes, after a long series of these " not prepareds " 
he was called up for examination in the presence of the Visiting Commit- 
tee, and at once gave a fluent talk upon the point in question for almost 
five minutes, and until told he need go no further. 

His main distinction in the Class lay in his inherited faculty as a presid- 
ing officer. He was at the head of the two great clubs, the Porcellian and 
the Hasty Pudding,* and was usually selected to preside at any Class elec- 
tion or meeting. He belonged to neither of the Greek letter societies, and 
in their contests in the Hasty Pudding Club he, as President, sometimes 
maintained the balance of power in a salutary, if, perhaps, somewhat des- 
potic, way. 


In college Winthrop lived rather apart. He appeared to wholly neg- 
lect his studies, and except by a small circle of intimates he was very 
little known. In the last two years of his college course, however, he ac- 
quired a reputation as an admirable presiding officer and amateur actor in 
the Hasty Pudding Club, and he was always selected, as a matter of 
course, to preside at all festivities of the Class, both before and after grad- 
uation, lie was outside of the bitter hostilities of the Class factions and 
was chosen Class Orator by a compromise as one whom neither faction ob- 
jected to. . . . On our twenty-fifth anniversary [24 June, 187l>] he gave 
[at Young's] a dinner to the Class at which he presided with the same fe- 
licity and charm which had characterized him in college days. 

* Mr. Winthrop was also a member of the Institute of 1770. 

1906.] Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr. 227 


He was certainly a man of cultivation and literary distinction. ... I 
remember thinking his oration witty, able, and worthy of his reputation. 


He was popular with his Class but not with the Faculty. . . . Kathar- 
ine Winthrop whom he defended was my ancestor, and he sent me his 
" Defence " of her. The spirit is the same he had in college days versus 
the Faculty. 


His Oration was rather more jocular and sarcastic, but at the same time 
more interesting, than such performances are generally apt to be. On the 
evening, I think it must have been, of Class Day, there was a supper in 
Mr. Winthrop's room, the memory of which long lasted in college ; it has 
perhaps not yet entirely faded away. 


It was his utter lack of ambition which caused his failure to take any 
rank, but all his classmates knew the power and force that was in him, if 
he could but be induced to put them forth. . . . Although he had no col- 
lege rank, which is never an ultimate criterion, so deeply had his talents 
and ability impressed themselves upon his classmates that he was elected, 
almost without opposition, their Class Orator. 

It was through no direct fault of his own that his degree was taken 
away from him. His offense in the eyes of the Faculty was that he had 
provided means for an entertainment on the evening of Class Day a lit- 
tle too lavish for the occasion. . . . The supper was given in one of the 
rooms of Holworthy, on the ground floor, and its distinguishing feature 
was that it was open to all the world and not restricted to any Class. The 
Faculty, I believe, looked upon it as an act of bravado on Winthrop's 
part. No thought of this, I am sure, entered Winthrop's mind. It was 
merely done in the exuberance of his gratitude to his classmates for hav- 
ing elected him their Orator, — an election which, it was said, keenly grati- 
fied his father. 

The withholding of Mr. Winthrop's first degree was only tempo- 
rary, and it was conferred at the next Commencement, in 1855. 
He received his Master's degree in 1858. 

After Mr. Winthrop's death, one of his classmates prepared for 
the College Class Book a brief sketch from which the following ex- 
tracts are taken : 

Robert C. Winthrop, Jr., would have been more at place in Cambridge 
after the College became a liberal University. 

Placed so that he was free to follow the bent of his mind and the inter- 
ests surrounding his position, he developed his critical acumen and became 
a very interested and interesting member of the genealogical and histori- 
cal societies of his State and City. 

Those of his Class who knew him well and saw him often, could not but 
have been surprised in later years, at the recital of his pleasant Cambridge 
reminiscences, called up by talk of the past. 

If he and the Faculty never exactly agreed, he and his classmates always 
did, as shown by the prominence they accorded him so readily. The for- 
mer seemed never quite to understand him, the latter did more loyally. « 

228 Robert Charles Winthroj), Jr. [July, 

After graduation, Mr. Winthrop spent a year in the Harvard 
Law School under Professors Joel Parker and Theophilus Parsons, 
and then entered the law office of Mr. Leverett Saltonstall. *He 
was admitted to the Suffolk Bar in 1857, but never practised. 

On the 15th of October, 1857, Mr. Winthrop was married, in 
Boston, to Frances Pickering Adams, youngest daughter of Mr. 
Benjamin Adams, and immediately sailed for Europe. Till Mrs. 
Winthrop's death, their time was passed in travelling, the winters 
being divided between the south of France, Malta, and Italy, 
while the summers were devoted to Paris, England, and Germany. 
Mrs. Winthrop died, childless, in Rome on the 23d of April, 1860, 
at the age of twenty-four. Early in the following summer Mr. 
Winthrop returned to America, and from that time till 1866 he 
made frequent short trips to Europe, generally confining his travels 
to France and England. In the autumn of 1866 he again went 
abroad, remaining two years, during which time, in addition to 
long stays in Paris, he visited Spain, Portugal, Russia, and Italy. 
Besides travel and sightseeing, Mr. Winthrop found time while in 
Europe for the study of languages and to familiarize himself with 
European politics of which his knowledge was thorough. 

One of his contemporaries writes that — 

With the history of modern Europe, especially on its family and gene- 
alogical side, he was as familiar as with that of America. The Almanach 
de Gotha he had at his fingers' end, almost at his tongue's end, and he was 
apt to reply to any question, " You will find that in the Almanach." 

Mr. Winthrop was a good French scholar, and his command of 
Spanish and Italian was sufficient for all purposes of travel and 
sightseeing. A connoisseur in art, he knew little of music although 
he enjoyed the Opera. As a young man and in early middle life 
he was an inveterate theatre-goer ; later, however, he cared only 
for really fine acting ; but whenever there was a good French 
company in Boston he rarely missed a single performance. 

On the 1st of June, 1869, Mr. Winthrop was married, in Bos- 
ton, to Elizabeth Mason, eldest daughter of Robert Means Mason 
and granddaughter of the Hon. Jeremiah Mason, the greatest law- 
yer of New England in his day, who was also a Senator of the 
United States from New Hampshire. In the following July, Mr. 
and Mrs. Winthrop went to Europe, where they remained till Sep- 
tember, 1871, travelling in Great Britain, France, Italy, and Ger- 
many. In the autumn of 1872 they established themselves at No. 
37^ BeacoD Street, Boston, where they passed their winters till 1884, 
when they removed to No. 10 Walnut Street. Their summers 
were passed in various places till 1896, when they occupied the 
house at Manchester-by-the-Sea which they began to build in 181)4. 

On returning to Boston, Mr. Winthrop found abundant leisure 
lo pursue his literary and historical studies, and during the next few 

1906.1 Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr. 229 

years he was welcomed to fellowship in some of the leading Clubs 
and Societies. He had been a member of the Somerset Club since 
his graduation from Harvard, and now he also found enjoyment in 
the meetings of the Wednesday Evening Club, organized in Bos- 
ton as early as 1777, and of the Essex County Club, to which he 
belonged from its formation. He was also a member of the Bos- 
tonian Society. 

Mr. Winthrop's connection with this Society dates from the 7th 
of April, 1886. On its reorganization, in 1889, he was elected a 
member of the Council for three years, and rendered efficient ser- 
vice. From 1891 till 1902 he served on the Committee on English 
Research, and he was also a working member of other important 
committees. When the Consolidated Index of the first fifty vol- 
umes of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register 
was undertaken, he made a generous contribution toward its cost. 

It was to the work of the Massachusetts Historical Society, how- 
ever, that for nearly a quarter of a century Mr. Winthrop devoted 
his best energies. His connection with that venerable organization 
is best described in the following words of its President, Mr. 
Charles Francis Adams : 

Mr. Winthrop was chosen a Resident Member May 8, 1879, and during 
the presidency of his father. . . . For over twenty of the twenty-six years 
of his connection with the Society, Mr. Winthrop was one of the most 
active, interested, and influential of its members. More recently, owing 
to a marked tendency to seclusion, — due, as he claimed, to bodily infirmi- 
ties and especially to a growing imperfection of hearing, — he had ceased 
to attend our meetings, the last at which he was present, and in which he 
took characteristic part, having been that of February, 1901. 

His first committee service was in 1880, in connection with the Win- 
throp Papers, in the preparation and publication of which he took a natu- 
ral and hereditary pride. The finances of the Society were at that time in 
a far from flourishing state, and it was Mr. Winthrop who quietly came 
forward and met the cost, some $1200, of printing the volume (Part IV.) 
published after he had been made a member of the committee. Subsequently, 
in 1889, 1892, and 1897, he served on the similar committees for the pub- 
lication of Parts V. and VI. of the Winthrop Papers and of the volume of 
Bowdoin and Temple Papers. Between 1886 and 1898 his service on 
other committees was almost continuous and never merely nominal. He 
was essentially a working member. . . . 

Passing to his communications and share in our proceedings, besides two 
lesser memoirs, that on R. M. Mason and that on David Sears, he prepared 
the more elaborate biography of the elder Robert C. Winthrop. This 
last, let me say in passing, was not only a most creditable piece of literary 
work, done with much judgment and good taste, but it stands in lasting 
evidence of that abiding and admiring respect for his father which was in 
him so marked a characteristic. Besides the above, the list of Mr. Win- 
throp's miscellaneous formal contributions .... is too long for detailed 
enumeration ; suffice it to say, it includes many of the most valuable as 
well as entertaining papers read at our meetings between 1880 and 1900. 
During those years no one was listened to with more instruction, certainly 

230 Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr. [Juiy> 

no one at times did so much to enliven a series of meetings not character- 
ized. as a rule, by sallies of humor or aggressiveness of speech. Nor was 
his participation confined to formal papers; and the older members of the 
Society will bear me out in the statement that, when Mr. Winthrop took 
the floor, whatever degree of listlessness might before have been apparent 
at once disappeared from our gatherings. All was alertness and attention. 

An accomplished host as well as a generous giver, to him we owe that 
most valuable double autograph of Governors Bradford and Winthrop 
which ornaments our entrance chamber, one of the most precious of the 
Society's possessions ; and on two occasions at least, the special meeting 
after the death of Charles Deane and the Annual Meeting of April, 1898, 
he entertained the Society at his home. 

Altogether, I may confidently assert that through a score of years no 
member of our organization was more constant in attendance, more fruit- 
ful in matter, more entertaining as well as instructive in his contributions, 
more generous in gift and more lavish in hospitality than was that friend 
and associate of fifty years whose death I to-day announce.* 

While Mr. Winthrop's services to the Massachusetts Historical 
Society, as author and editor, were various and valuable, his great 
work was his Memoir of his father. This substantial volume of 
more than three hundred and fifty pages is remarkable for many 
things besides those mentioned by Mr. Adams : it is just and dis- 
criminating ; notable for what it omits, both of persons and events ; 
frank to a degree unusual in family biographies ; and, when we re- 
member Mr. Winthrop's filial attitude, and that certain political 
events ended the elder Winthrop's public career, for which he had 
most unusual qualifications, the reader marvels at the calm self- 
restraint, the perfect candor and the absence of passion and resent- 
ment which characterizes the portrayal of this period of his father's 
public life. Reverence and affection, the truest sympathy in his 
father's domestic joys and sorrows, and determination to vindicate 
his character from the unjust aspersions and misjudgments of polit- 
ical enemies and thoughtless contemporaries are everywhere appar- 
ent. One of Mr. Winthrop's early friends writes : 

His after life was quiet and domestic. He kept up his historical studies, 
but wrote much less than his friends had hoped for. His Life of Robert 
C. Winthrop is, however, everywhere recognized as a model of biographi- 
cal writing, perfectly impartial, never allowing his filial relation to inter- 
fere with a clear statement of all phases of his father's character and ca- 

A Classmate adds this estimate of the volume : 

I think Robert Winthrop's Memoir of his father gives an impression of 
his own character and abilities. ... I have long considered it equal to the 
very best biographies extant, — indeed, I cannot name another that I con- 
sider as good, — and it is quite as much a monument to the writer as to the 
subject. The Defence of Katharine Winthrop I have not seen. . . . Ex- 
cept the exquisite biography of which I have already spoken, he did noth- 
ing to my knowledge which disclosed his remarkable gifts. 

*2 Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Societ}-, xix. 301, 302. 

1906.] Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr. 231 

There was, however, another literary production of Mr. Win- 
throp, already mentioned, which, although in an entirely different 
vein from the Memoir of his father, is nevertheless entitled to prom- 
inent mention in any biographical notice of its author. One of our 
younger scholars has pronounced it " the brightest historical gem 
we have produced." On the cover of this pamphlet is printed — 
"A Few Words in Defence of an Elderly Lady," while the more 
formal title-page runs, "A Difference of Opinion concerning the 
reasons why Katharine Winthrop* refused to marry Chief Justice 
Sewall." In an Address on the Life and Character of Chief Jus- 
tice Sewall, delivered in the Old South Meeting House, in October, 
1884, Dr. George E. Ellis had styled Madam Winthrop a "worldly 
minded woman " and had intimated " that she first encouraged an 
old man to make her an offer of marriage and then refused him 
from mercenary motives." A few months later, when the Address 
had been printed and distributed, these passages fell under Mr. Win- 
throp's notice, aroused his indignation, and called forth his f De- 
fence " of the lady. This paper was read at a meeting of one of 
the Societies with which he was in fellowship, in February, 1885. 
Declaring that "sufferance is not the badge of all my tribe," and 
that ■ the angelic attribute of Patience has ever been imperfectly 
developed in my composition," Mr. Winthrop proceeded to deal 
with his subject in a manner peculiarly his own. As a piece of lit- 
erature it is brilliant, discovering a sagacious insight into character, 
a masterly power of statement and of analysis, dry humor, keen 
wit, an equally keen sense of the ludicrous, generous appreciation 
of the worth and rights of others, pungent phrases expressive of 
his indignation at the injustice done to Madam Winthrop, and 
therewithal a rollicking good-humor which disarms at once the crit- 
icism of unprejudiced and disinterested readers. The Publishing 
Committee of the Society, however, in the exercise of the discre- 
tion conferred upon it by the By-Laws, did " not think fit " to in- 
clude it in the printed Proceedings of the Society. As might have 
been foreseen, Mr. Winthrop promptly had his "Defence' printed 
and distributed to his friends and public institutions. The pamphlet 
is divided into two Chapters. Chapter I., " Wherein the Champion 
of an Elderly Lady recites her Wrongs," is introduced by the ex- 
clamation of Angus — 

" And darest thou then 
To beard the lion in his den, 
The Douglas in his hall ? " 

Chapter II., f Wherein an Elderly Lady's Champion unfolds a 

* Katharine Winthrop, born 26 September, 1664, was a daughter of Thomas Brattle, 
the richest merchant of his day in New England, and widow of John Eyre of Bos- 
ton at the time of her marriage to Chief-Justice Wait Still Winthrop, 13 November, 
1707. She died 2 August, 1725 (Boston Record Commissioners' Reports, ix. 91, 
xxviii. 17; Sewall's Diary, iii. 363; Paige, History of Cambridge, p. 499). 

232 Robert Charles Wtntkrop, Jr. [^ l ^y> 

Penitential Tale," begins with a passage from the lamentations of 
King I >avid — 

" All they that see me .... they shout OtU the lip, they shake the I 

The second chapter is, in a way, autobiographical and sheds light 
upon Mr. Winthrop's college career and his relations to the Facull 

of which mention has been already made. It also reveals his un- 
willingness to conceal any shortcomings of his own, knowL of 
which may he necessary to a proper understanding of his personal 
relation to events he is describing, — a delicious frankness, indeed, 
which it behooves his biographer not to forget. A portion of this 
chapter, which comprises Mr. AVinthrop's Remarks at the April 
meeting of the same Society, follows : 

The explanation I am about to make is, as I said before, a short one ; 
but in order to make it, I am obliged to go back to a period when some 
of the younger members of this Society were in their cradles, to a time — 
two and thirty years ago — when, as a member of the Junior Class of Har- 
vard College, and in compliance with an official summons, I waited upon 
the President of the University, the lamented Dr. James AValker, to hear 
from his venerable lips the announcement that the College Faculty, by a 
unanimous vote, had awarded to me what was then known as a " Public 
Admonition" for an offence which, after this lapse of time, I blush to de- 
scribe, and which consisted in the consumption and distribution of peanuts 
in the College Chapel during a Dudleian Lecture. I could not in con- 
science deny the charge ; and I was aware that any attempt to do so would 
be futile, as I had not lon«f before been crediblv assured that no less com- 
petent an authority than a well-known Professor of Political Economy had 
personally identified a heap of shells under my seat. I ventured, however, 
to insinuate some slight palliation of the enormity of which I had been 
guilty, by pointing out that no inconsiderable portion of that Dudleian 
Lecture had been devoted to undermining certain religious tenets which I 
had from childhood been taught to reverence. Dr. Walker rejoined, in 
accents of unmistakable severity, although, as it seemed to me, there played 
across his expressive features the shadow — the momentary shadow — of a 
smile : " Mr. Winthrop, your conduct in this, as in some other matter-, has 
been marked by an incorrigible want of decorum." 

Well-nigh a third of a century has passed away since I was privileged 
to enjoy, on that and at least one other somewhat similar occasion, a lew 
minutes of close personal intercourse with so remarkable a man: ami, 
viewed in the light of subsequent experiences, those memorable words of 
his which I have just quoted seem now to me to have been instinct with a 
sort of prophetic pathos. Again and again have I been made the subject 
of such misconceptions. Endowed by nature with the keenest apprecia- 
tion of whatever is grave and solemn and respectable in this world : ani- 
mated as I have long been, by an eager desire to concentrate these qualiti 
in an eminent degree in my own person, — I yet seem, somehow or other, 

only to have succeeded in encountering, from time to time, a perverse dis- 
position to attribute to me an ill-judged levity wholly foreign to my tem- 
perament. It has even been broadly hinted to me that in a communication 

which 1 fell it my duty t<> make to this Society :it it- February meeting. I 

onsidered in some influential quarters to have transcended the \< 

1906.] Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr. 233 

climax of previous indiscretion. And so I stand up here this afternoon, 
figuratively attired in sackcloth, bowing a gray head in what is intended to 
be a penitential attitude, indicative of contrition ; and as I look around 
me, while I seem to discern here and there on some expressive features the 
shadow — the momentary shadow — of a smile, yet in my heart of hearts I 
realize that if some venerable lips saw fit to speak, they would only, I fear, 
re-echo the language of James Walker two and thirty years ago, and im- 
pute to me "an incorrigible absence of decorum." 

To those gentlemen who may not have been present at the February 
meeting, I will briefly explain, that I hurried here that afternoon, bursting, 
I may say, with what I thought a righteous indignation, — fired, as it were, 
by a pious zeal to vindicate the memory of an aged lady, who would, had 
she been able, have risen here herself before us, from her grave just below 
that window, the great-great-grandmother of the retiring President of this 
Society, whose character had been, as I conceived, somewhat cruelly bespat- 
tered in a recent pamphlet from the authoritive pen of our revered Senior 
Vice-President, soon, as I magnanimously hope, to be hailed by us by an 
even more august title. % 

After the meeting was over, it occurred to me to put to one of our lead- 
ing members, with whom I was in casual conversation, this crucial question : 
" How much," I inquired, " of .what I said this afternoon would you advise 
me to send in for publication ? ' His countenance fell, — he looked at me 
somewhat askance, — and, taking refuge in periphrastic ambiguity, he re- 
plied : " They are likely to be very short of space in the forthcoming 
volume. Several memoirs have unexpectedly come in, and the Doctor is 
said to have prepared one more than forty pages long." Well, I confess, 
such is the egregious vanity often resulting from literary composition, that 
for an instant I felt like exclaiming, " How hard — how hard — that this 
little ewe lamb of mine — this widow's mite of a communication, so to speak 
— must be sacrificed because some one has unexpectedly prepared a memoir 
more than forty pages long ! ' But in a twinkling my better nature as- 
serted its supremacy, and I said to myself, " Age before merit, — I will go 
home and shear that little ewe lamb ! ' And I went home, and I clipped 
away a little here and I expurgated a little there, making a not inconsider- 
able reduction ; and the next day, with a light heart and an easy con- 
science, I dispatched what was left to our admirable Recording Secretary, 
Professor Young. Bitter, bitter deception ! About a week after, I got a 
letter from him, couched in most courteous language, — he could pen no 
other, — delicately but frankly intimating to me that *my little ewe lamb 
was a source of no small embarrassment to the Publishing Committee. 
One eminent member of the Society (whom he did not name) was substan- 
tially of the opinion that so misbegotten a beast had no proper place in 
our sheepfold. Another eminent member (whom he equally did not name) 
considered that, if admitted at all, the process of shearing should be continued 
even to the bone. A third contented himself with the general suggestion 
that my method of treating such subjects was hardly in accordance with the 
dignified traditions of this body. I took all these criticisms in good part. 
I realized that the gentlemen who made them could have no possible bias, 
that they were actuated only by a sense of duty or by a desire to promote 
what they believed to be the best interests of this Society. I deferred to 
their better judgment. I drew the sacrificial knife. I said, " I have been 
willing in moderation to shear, but I cannot vivisect this animal ; I prefer 
to cut its throat." In other words, I withdrew the communication ; sub- 

234 Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr. [July, 

Btituting Eor it that half-page of innocuous manuscript which you will find 
printed in the volume of Proceedings this day laid upon the table.* 

And here, so far as this Society is concerned, I drop the subject; merely 
adding that, while I freely consented to make 1 this little sacrifice, while 1 

was <vcn ready to humble myself as I have done here to-day, yel I could 
not find it in my heart to abandon one who. as I firmly believe, has rested 
her defence upon my shoulders. I reflected that the pamphlet, the accu- 
racy of passages in which I called in question, has not merely been dis- 
tributed among the personal friends of its distinguished author, but that it 
has unquestionably found a place — a place of permanent record — on the 
shelves of numerous public libraries in New England and elsewhere ; and 
I thought it only fair, only right, that the future student of provincial do- 
mestic history should be enabled to discover in some obscure and dusty 
corner of the same shelves another little pamphlet, issued solely upon my own 
responsibility, disengaging wholly the dignity of this Society, and which 
will embody the substance of my remarks upon this subject, accompanied, 
not impossibly, by some slight annotation. I shall be happy to send a 
copy of this little pamphlet to any member of the Society who may feel 
the smallest interest in the matter, and in the mean time I should be really 
grateful if any one of them — Mr. Charles Francis Adams, Jr.,f of course, 
necessarily excepted — would supply me with an appropriate classical quo- 
tation for my titlepage. Those I have hitherto thought of do not quite 
satisfy me, and I have been obliged thus far to content myself with the 
following sentence, or rather half-sentence, which I take from an inspired 
source : " And David put his hand in his bag, and drew thence a stone, 
and slang it ! " 

Note. — An obliging person has pointed out to me, what I supposed I had 
made sufficiently evident, that I have not the blood of the lady of whom I have 
constituted myself the champion. He seems to think that because I am descended 
from her step-son, I must necessarily be indifferent to her good name. I can 
only reply that such has not been my own experience of the state of mind re- 
sulting from such family connections. 

I regret to add (and I only mention it because I am afraid Dr. E. may, if I do 
not) that this step-son, after his father's death, became an imprudent person in 
money matters. Katharine Winthrop was put to great annoyance by his delay 
in refunding a considerable sum she had allowed him the use of; and though 
she eventually got back her principal, I doubt if she ever saw a penny of her 
interest. I venture to hope that she may regard my activity in her behalf in 
the light of a tardy reimbursement; and if I am fortunate enough to obtain 
from her any distinct^ianifestation on this subject, I shall communicate it to 
the Society for Psychical Research. • R. C. W., Jr. 

Mr. AVinthrop led, from preference, a retired life, and although 
a loyal American he took no active part in politics and held no 
public office. He was, however, constantly employed in important 
historical and biographical work, of which his Memoir of his father 
and his Defence of Katharine Winthrop arc the best fruit. He 
especially liked biography, and was an incessant reader. While 
he shunned publicity and ostentation, he was most kind and 
obliging, especially to strangers and historical students and scholars 

* Proceedings, 1884-1885, p. 379. 

f This reference to Mr. Adams was doubtless prompted by his Oration, entitled 
"A College Fetich," — a term by which he characterized the traditional study of Greek, — 
delivered in Jane, 1888, before the Harvard Chapter of$.B.K. 

1906.] Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr. 235 

who wrote or called upon him for information concerning persons 
or events that possibly are mentioned in his unrivalled collection of 
family papers. He was also thoughtfully kind-hearted, as is seen 
in the gift, after his father's death, of all his father's spectacles to 
one of the leading oculists of Boston, to be given to his poor pa- 
tients. Like his father, Mr. Winthrop was himself very near- 
sighted, and in consequence often passed his most intimate friends 
on the street without bow or recognition of any kind, — a fact that 
caused him to be regarded as snobbish by persons who knew him 
but slightly, — an amusing misapprehension, since he was one of 
the most democratic of men, appreciating individuality of character in 
whatever walk of life he found it. One of Mr. Winthrop's friends 
writes : 

He always had a very strong family feeling, and every Sunday night 
during my mother's life nothing would prevent his paying her a regular 
Sunday evening visit. 

He certainly had remarkable talents He was a man who 

loved accuracy and hated nebulosity. What some people, I think, regarded 
as hardness on his part was a' desire to prevent the possibility of future 

He also hated injustice and loved fair play. 

In his beautiful home in Walnut Street, adorned by a great and 
matchless collection of portraits of his ancestors and kinsfolk of 
many generations, and of his own and his father's friends among 
famous men, Mr. Winthrop died, in consequence of a surgical ope- 
ration, in the evening of Monday, the 5th of June, 1905, in his 
seventy-first year. The funeral was held on the following Friday, 
in St. John's Memorial Chapel in Cambridge, built nearly thirty 
years before by Mrs. Winthrop's father. During the service on 
that beautiful summer afternoon, as the setting sun streamed through 
the painted windows as if in benediction upon the scene, the opening 
lines of one of Longfellow's sonnets involuntarily came to mind : 

" I stand beneath the tree whose branches shade 
Thy western window, Chapel of St. John ! 
And hear its leaves repeat their benison 
On him whose hands thy stones memorial laid." 

Mr. Winthrop was survived by his widow, a son, Robert Mason 
Winthrop, a graduate of Harvard in the Class of 1895 and now 
Secretary of Legation at Madrid, and two daughters, Clara Bow- 
doin Winthrop and Margaret Tyndal Winthrop, the name of the 
younger being a pleasant reminder, after the lapse of nearly three 
centuries, of the saintly woman who for nearly thirty years shared 
the joys and sorrows of Governor John Winthrop the elder. In 
his will he describes himself as :? Robert Charles Winthrop, the 
younger of that name," having always retained the "Junior" after 
the death of his father. His public bequests of more than thirty 
thousand dollars were to the Massachusetts Historical Society, 

;i> Journal of Con a tan tine Hardy. [July, 

the New England Historic Genealogical Society, The Colonial So- 
ciety of Massachusetts, the Bostonian Society, the Boston Episcopal 
Charitable Society, Dowdoin College, and Phillips Academy, An- 
dover, the income of the last two bequests f to be used for the 
encouragement of the study of Greek and Latin authors." Mr. 
Winthrop's modesty is recognized in his two bequests to the His- 
torical Society, both of which are to be added to existing Funds 
already named for those who gave them. 


OF 1759. 

Communicated by Charles A. Flagg, Esq., of Washington, D. C. 

The writer of this diary was born in Westborough, Mass., 6 Mar., 
1736-7. Enlisting in Apr., 1759, his company evidently formed a 
part of the 2d battalion of Col. Ruggles's Worcester County regi- 

Hardy passed the* remainder of his days in AVestborough, and 
died there 16 Mar. , 1777. By his marriage with Jemima Brigham of 
Shrewsbury (intention recorded 15 Jan., 1763), he had two sons 
and five daughters. The elder son, Constantine, removed to Upton, 
and later to Shclburne, Mass. The latter's great-granddaughter, 
Miss Elizabeth Hardy, of Shelburne, is the present owner of the diary. 
This consisted originally of a book of twenty-two leaves, but only 
twelve and part of another of the leaves are now remaining. 

April the 2 1759. I inlested in to his maiestys Seruice to Serue my 
King and Cuntry Under Capten Sephen Maynard* 

May the 10. 175 ( J. I Past muster at Worcester Before Capt. Whelock 
and then the Next time we Bast muster at Springfield Before a helanderf 
officer and the Next Day we was ordered to march and we marched as fur 
as the Sig of the Black horse and then we halted and then we was ordered 
to march from there to go ouer the Riuer and we Stad for our billingtin we 
stod till Corl Rugls$ Came out and then we marched ouer the Riuer and 
Lay in an old house one Night and all the Next Day till about Sundown 
and then orders Came for us to march ouer to westfield and from theire 
wee went to Glascho§ and the Next Day we went throw the greenwoods 
and then from thir we went to Sheffield their we Staid til monday and then 
went to go to Canter hook|| and Lay in the woods one Night and the Next 
Day we went in to Canter Hook and tarried their one Night and the Next 
\)i\\ we ariued Safe to Green bush and tarried their one Nighl and the 

* Undoubtedly ('apt. Stephen Maynard, a prominent man of Westborough. 
f J I ighlander, or Scotch. 

JTimothy Ruggles of Hardwick, colonel ami brigadier general in this war, and 
later u prominenl tory in Revolutionary days. 

dlbrd, which had earlier borne the name of Gla8gOW. 
II KimU rhook. 

1906.] Journal of Con&tantine Hardy. 237 

Next day we went in to Albany and we went Up onto the Hil aboue the 
Sitty and their we Lay about a fort net or three weeks. 

Staats Van Sanstoord opposit to the Kings Coot of Arms Eight huts 
Lef hear Albony June : the : 1 Ano Domine 1759 

June the 18. 1759. Coneticut Jerzy Blews* and the Royal Scotch From 
Ford Edward to go to the Lake. 

June the 20. we Sot out to go to the Lak and at Night wee ariued Safe 
at the Lake their was Six or seueu thousand got to the Lake that Night. 

June the 24. mr for Bushesf text was in Mathew the 5 Chapter and 
the Forty forth Verse. 

June y e 28. all the Batallion Went out to Shooting Plattoons and We 
Shot three Rounds a Piece and then Brock off 

July the 2. the French and Endions Came upon a Party of Jarzy Blews 
that was apealing Bark and kild and Took Eleuen they Came in open 
Sight of the Camp their Rallied out Maier Rogers! with a Number of 
the Rangers and they Pursued after them and they Came in Sight of them 
Jest as they got in to their Battoes and So they got away. 

July ye 2. [Duplicating the last entry] there Came fourteen Batooes 
from tantrabogus Parte of the Way to the Lakes to the Camps and then 
there Came about Twenty Indians vpon a party of the Jerzy Blews of Eigh- 
teen men and killed and Scalped and Took thirteen out of Eighteen and they 
Came Within one Hundred and fifty Rod of the Camps in open Sight of 
us all and we Dont know that We killed any one of them But the Raingers 
folowed hard after them and they had got into their Batooes and had got 
off about twenty Rods from the Land and So got away 

July the 9. 1759. The Reu. Mr. Forbush Preached a Sermon From 
the first of Samuel the Seuetentnth Chapter and the Forty fifth Verse. 

July the 12 : 1759. Mier Rogers Went out with about Five hundred 
men with him and a Cannon or two he went Down the Lake as Far as the 
first Narrows and He Came uppon a Party of french and Endions they 
met and they had a Small Scurmey and they Cild one Serient and wounded 
one man more but we dont know as we Cilled any of them but it Looks 
Very Likely that they Cilled Some of them for we Shot one of their bat- 
toes in two and Droue them and took a Small Brest work and Burnt it up 
and then Came of and Left them and he got in the Same Night. 

July the 13: 1759. There was a man Shot to Deth for Desertion 
amongst the regulars. 

July the: 14: 1759. the first Battallion Came up to the Lake and 
Joyned the Second Battallion and their was a Ridgment or a Part of a 
Ridgment of Coneticots and Some Jerzey Blews. 

July the 15 : 1759. The Rev. mr. Forbush Preached a Sermon from 
Jeremiah the Forty Eight Chapter and the tenth Veirce. 

July the 17. their was a french flag of truce Came in here and what 
they Came in for I know not. 

The Eighteenth Day. their was a Number of men went out to Shoot 
of their guns and their was Very hot fighering for Some Considerable time 

July the 21. the army all im barct to Set out for tiantorogo and we 
got with in three or four miles of the Landing Place and then Lay upon 
our ores all Night and a teedious Night we had and in the morning the 
Rangers and Conl : Willems Ridgment and the Second Battallion of 

* The New Jersey troops were commonly designated Jersey blues. 

t Rev. Eli Forbes of North Brookfield, chaplain of Ruggles's regiment. 

X Maj. Robert Rogers, the commander of the celebrated Rangers, 

238 George Bethune. [July, 

Bregidear Rugles Bidgmenl all Lauded upon the East Side of the Lake 
and we marched Round upon the mountains and came In by the mils .and 
then the Second Battalion marched up By the East side of the Lake 
against their brest work and Built a Brest woorkannd then Cap: Maynard 
with about Fifty men went upon the Rocks upon a Point of Land wheir 
Lake george ami the South Bay Emtyed in to Lake Cham Plain and their 
they built another Smal Brest wo;>rk wheir they Cept a guard of twenty 
fine men 

Angst the 5 1759. The Second Batalion of Brigedar Kugilses Ridgment 
Set out for Crown Point and about half way between Sundown and Dark 
we all a Riued Safe at Crown Point and then we had to on Lod our Bat- 
toes and then we marched upon the grass wheir the gras was fit to mough 
and Canpt Down that Night Some of us Pitched our tents and Some of 
them Neuer Stood to Pitch their Tents But Lay Right Down upon the 
grass till morning 

August the 6: 1759. We was ordered to pitch our tents in order 

Crownpoint Avgust the 10 1759. Recevd a Letter from home Dated 
July the 25 Anadomine 1759 

Crownpoint August ye 26 : 1759. the Reverend mr. forbush went over 
to Col. Whitings Ridgments to Preach for all our men was gon out of 
the Camps and he had None to Preach to he Dident Preach to None of 
ourn onely what went to that Ridgment and that want mayny only a few/ 
Sick ones that want able to go upon feteague 

Crownpoint September 23. the Reu Mr Preached a Sermon 

from Mathew the fifth Chapter and the Eight Verse 



By Charles P. Notes, Esq., of St. Paul, Minn. 

George Bethune, son of William and grandson of Robert and Marion 
(Inglis) Bethune of Craigfurdie, Scotland, arrived in Boston about 1710. 
The approximate year of his arrival is obtained from Sewall's Diary, where, 
under date of Mar. 11, 1710-1, we fiud this note: "Thomas Lee, and 
George Bethune fin'd for Constables." 

It has been stated that George Bethune came to Boston about 1724, es- 
tablished himself as a banker there, and married a Miss Carey ; but after 
a most thorough search in Boston for the ancestry of Miss Carey, 1 became 
satisfied that this was an error, and my later discovery of the following 
records proves it to be so. 

In the Boston Book of Marriage Intentions we find George Bethune was 
published .June 10, 1713, to Mary Waters of Marblehead, while in the 
Marblehead town record of Marriages appears this record : " George Bethune 
of Boston and Mrs. Mary AVaters Je 3 1713." Another record gives the 
date as June 30. Mary Waters, born Felt. 25, l(> ( .)l-2, baptized at .Mar- 
blehead Apr. 24, 1692, was the eldest daughter of William and Elizabeth 
(Latimer) Waters of Marblehead, Mass. 

Further confirmation of the marriage was found in the following: 
George Bethune of Boston deeded property, Sept. 10, 1722, to Nathaniel 
Norden, Mary Waters's uncle, to settle the estate which Nathaniel Norden 
held in his own right, and which, on his decease, was to go to Latimer 

1906.] George Bethune. 239 

Waters (Mary's brother) and his heirs ; and in default of such heirs it was 
to go to the next of kin of Latimer's deceased mother, Elizabeth (Latimer) 
Waters. (Essex Co. Deeds, Vol. 41, p. 209.) Sept. 14, 1722, Nathaniel 
Norden of Marblehead, " for love of his kinswoman Mary wife of George 
Bethune," deeded to her a certain house " now in possession of Benjamin 
Stacy called The Three Codds Tavern." (Essex Co. Deeds, Vol. 41, p. 
210.) In a deed of settlement in 1722, Nathaniel Norden gave to Latimer 
Waters, Mary Petherick, spinster, of Marblehead, George Bethune of 
Boston and Mary his wife, two dwellings which were part of the estate of 
Christopher Latimer, set off to Nathaniel Norden in lieu of debt. (Essex 
Co. Deeds, Vol. 44, p. 88.) In the final distribution of Christopher 
Latimer's estate, Jan. 6, 1726, the division was between Latimer Waters 
of Marblehead and George and Mary Bethune of Boston — " One half to 
Latimer Waters and the other half to Mary Bethune, children of William 
and Elizabeth Waters, said Elizabeth being a daughter of Christopher 
Latimer." (Essex. Deeds, Vol. 53, p. 180.) There appears to have been 
no other George Bethune of Boston at that time, so the above seems to 
establish beyond question the fact that his wife was Mary Waters. 

George Bethune was undoubtedly engaged to some extent in shipping 
trade, as, Dec. 18, 1727, he bought of Daniel Law "the sloop Mayflower 
all ready for a voyage to Honduras." He was one of the members of the 
Scots Charitable Society of Boston, and in 1732 was Justice of the Peace. 
The date of his death is not known, but it was probably in 1735, as an 
inventory of his estate was taken Feb. 20, 1735-6, in Boston. 

The children of George and Mary (Waters) Bethune were: 

i. Jane, b. June 15, 1714; m. (1) Feb. 1, 1737-8, Dr. (or Capt.) Moses, 
son of Samuel and Mercy (Hinckley) Prince, who d. July 6, 1745, 
at Antigua, W. I. ; and m. (2) Sept., 1761, as his third wife, Hon. 
Peter, son of Col. John and Elizabeth (Coffin) Gilman. She died 
at Newburyport, Mass., Mar. 9, 1795. 

ii. Nathaniel, b. July 25, 1715; m. probably Hannah (or Abigail), 
daughter of Job and Sarah (Palmer) Lewis. He was Justice of 
the Peace in 1760; and d. in Boston. His will was dated Feb. 1, 
and probated Mar. 15, 1771. 

iii. Mary, b. Apr. 27, 1717; d. young. 

iv. Eliza (or Elizabeth), b. June i, 1718; m. in 1758 (intention pub- 
lished Oct. 26), Ezekiel Lewis. She probably d. before 1771, as 
her brother Nathaniel in his will mentions only her husband, 
" Brother Ezekiel Lewis." 

v. George, b. in 1719; d. the same year. 

vi. George, b. Dec. 7, 1720; m. in 1754 (intention published July 15, 
1751), Mary, daughter of Benjamin Faneuil, and niece of Peter 
Faneuil, of Boston. He was Justice of the Peace in 1774; and d. 
in Cambridge, in 1785. 

Vii. Susanna, b. Dec. 11, 1722; m. Benjamin Pemberton. 

viii. Henry, b. Aug. 18, 1724. 

ix. Sarah, b. June 27, 1728; m. in 1760 (intention published June 30), 
Rev. Sylvanus Conant of Middleborough, Mass. 

x. Mary, b. Oct. 7, 1730. 

Mary Waters, wife of George Bethune, was daughter of William Waters 
(d. 1704) ; and granddaughter of William Waters (d. 1084), of Marblehead, 
and his wife Hannah (Peach) Bradstreet, the daughter of John Peach (d. 
1694) of Marblehead. 

Her mother, Elizabeth Latimer (d. 1699), was daughter of Christopher 
Latimer (d. 1690), of Marblehead, and his wife Mary (d. 1681), daughter 
of William Pitts (d. after 1679), of Marblehead and Boston, Mass. 
vol. lx. 17 



Passenger Lists to America. 



Communicated by GERALD FOTHBBOXLL, Esq., of New Wandsworth, London, 


[Continued from page 164.] 

List of Passengers who intend to proceed on board the American Ship 
Jefferson to New York from Sligo, James Adams, Master, sworn at Sligo, 
16 Apl., 1803. 

Peter Gonagle 
James Cleuten 
Edm d Leyonard 
Pat. Waterson 
John M c Gan 
Thos Wymbs 
Mich 1 Wymbs 
Pat Hangdon 
John Harken 
Fran 8 Kelly 









Pat Nelis 
Edmd Gilfeader 
Thomas Reily 
James M c Key 
James Curry 
Dan 1 Gilmartin 
Thos Farrel 
John Higgins 
William Kalens 





The following duplicate of the foregoing, sworn 28 Apl., 1803, by James 
Adams, the Master, gives fuller information. 

Peter Nangle 

aged 40 of Sligo 


James Clentou 





Edm d Leynerk 
Pat Waterson 






John M c Gan 





Thos Wymbs 
Mich 1 " 








Pat Haregdon 





John Harken 





Fra 8 Kelly 





Pat Nelis 
Edm d Gilfeader 


M fc Temple 



Tho s Reilly 
Ja s M c Key 

Ja s Curry 
Dan 1 Gilmartin 



it a 




Tho 8 Farrell 





J no Higgins 
W m Kalens 







A List of Passengers who intend going to Baltimore in the Ship Serpent 
of Baltimore, Arch d McCockell, Master, sworn at Londonderry, 30 Apl., 

26 Farmer Strabane 

24 " 

14 spinster " 

12 " " 

10 " 

10 " 















Passenger Lists to America. 



Sam 1 M c Carthy 

Dav d Falls 

Sam 1 Turner 

Jn° Neilson 

Pat Mounigle 

Neal M c Peak 

Mich 1 M c Cann 

Phelix M c Cann 

Pat k " 

Peter " 





James M c Bride 

Catherine " 

Peter Corbitt 

Isabella " 

John Mundell 

Margaret Mundell 


W m Jn° 






Margt Craig 

Geo Laird 

Sam 1 


Rach 1 

Peter Kenedy 



James Reed 

Agnes Reed 

Sally " 

Mary M c Cool 

James M c Cool 

Jn " 

Nelly Ross 

James Rolls 





25 Labourer 
25 " 
30 " 

27 " 

28 " 
30 " 
40 Farmer 

35 " 
28 " 
18 " 



16 spinster 
14 " 
25 Farmer 


25 Farmer 


40 Farmer 


46 Farmer 
25 " 


20 spinster 
16 " 

14 " 
12 " 


25 Farmer 
22 " 


25 spinster 
27 Farmer 


40 Farmer 

15 spinster 


24 Farmer 
20 " 


18 Labourer 



























Passengers List of the Ship Strafford for Philadelphia, sworn at Lon- 
donderry, 14 May, 1803. 

aged 34 Farmer of Coagh 
30 Spinster 



John M c Gan 

Elizabeth " 
Sarah " 

Elinor " 

W m Walker 

Mary Anne " 
Eliz " 

30 Farmer 
20 Spinster 



Passenger IA*U to America, 




W" Mitohel 

Thoe Coningham 

Alex 1 Stewart 

John Mo<»re 

James Hamilton 

W m Sinily 

Kdw Clarke. 

John Milley 

W m Loughridge 

Mg u 




Nancy Harkin 


John Chamber 

W m Gray 

James Ralston 

Mary Ralston 

James Ralston 

Marv " 

Dav d 

Jos h 




Dav a 




Jos 11 



Dav d 

And w 


Elinor Shean 
Mary Anderson 
Mary " 

John Wilson 
W m Carr 
James Moore 


20 Farmer 

1 Mnber 

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Ball) mony 

20 Labourer 






23 " 


40 Farmer 


45 " 


30 " 











30 Seamstress 

\ Birdstown 





20 Farmer 

County Tj 


24 " 



45 " 





















34 Seamstress 

, it 


19 Labourer 



15 " 



1 1 












40 Farmer 



40 Seamstress 

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County Down 







22 Farmer 
20 " 


A List of Passengers to go on board the Ship Patty, sworn at Newrjr, 
5 May, 1803. 

W m Griffis 34 Labourer 

Andrew Hurl 30 

John Kenedy 41 " 

Sam 1 M c Bride 28 " 

John Gibson 50 Farmer 





The Belcher Families. 


Pat k Lynch 
David Hunter 







Edward " 




George " 




Alex r Armstrong 
Mary Harvey 
Eliza " 







Rob fc 




Biddy Brown 
Henry Williams 





Sam 1 Patton 




Joseph " 
George Tilforde 






John Blair 




John M c Dale 




Walter Potts 




William Honey 
James Eakin 





Samuel '* 




James Fitspatrick 
Mary " 
Edward Maugher 






Queens County 

John Fleming 



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Thomas Dick 




James Nelson 




John Armstrong 




[To be continued.] 


By Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Esq. 
[Continued from page 136.] 

16. John 4 Belcher (John, 3 Josiah, 2 Gregory 1 ), born in Boston, Dec. 11, 

1689, was a mariner and lived in Boston, where he died, Oct. 3, 
1713, just one month after his marriage. He was buried in the 
Granary burying ground, where his gravestone still remains. He 
married, Sept. 3, 1713, Sarah, 3 born Oct. 11, 1695, daughter of Dea. 
Samuel 2 and Ruth (Rawlins) Marshall of Boston, who married 
second, Nov. 17, 1715, Capt. John Bonner, Jr., mariner, of Bos- 
ton, and died about 1761. (Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 60, page 80.) 
Child : 

i. John, 5 b. in Boston, June 2, 1714; was a mariner and lived in Bos- 
ton, where he m., June 12, 1735, Anne Jones, and had two children. 

17. Capt. Benjamin 4 Belcher (Benjamin, 3 Josiah, 2 Gregory 1 ), born 

in Newport, R. I., Nov. 7, 1704, resided in his native town, where 
he was a shipwright and sea captain. He married, Dec. 24, 1724, 
Abigail Arnold, who died in Newport, Dec. 7, 1773, aged 67. 

244 The Belcher Families. [July, 

She was probably the Abigail Arnold, born Mar. 28, 1700, daugh- 
ter of Josiah and Mary (Sanford) Arnold of Jamestown, li. I. 
Their children were baptized in Trinity Church, Newport. 
Children : 

i. Bkx.iamix, 5 bapt. Jan. 16, 1725-6. 

ii. JOSIAH, bapt. Aug. 20, 1727; d. young. 

iii. Phebb, bapt. Nov. 10, 1728; probably m. Aug. 8, 1755, Henry Per- 

iv. Abigail, bapt. May 3, 1730; d. young. 

v. Abigail, bapt. July 7, 1732; perhaps m. Aug. 13, 1758, Oweu Bel- 

vi. Mary, bapt. Sept. 29, 1734. 

vii. Arnold, bapt. Sept. 30, 1736. 

viii. Josiah, bapt. Aug. 9, 1737. 

ix. Comfort, bapt. Aug. 21, 1739. 

18. Capt. Edward 4 Belcher (Benjamin* Josiah, 11 Gregory 1 ), born in 

Newport, R. L, Aug. 24, 1711, was a shipwright and mariner, and 
was admitted freeman of R. I. on May 6, 1735. He married first, 
Dec. 5, 1734, Catherine Arnold, who was probably the Catherine 
Arnold born Feb. 7, 1713, daughter of Josiah and Mary (Sanford) 
Arnold of Jamestown, R. I.; and married second, June 22, 1747, 
Lydia Howland. 

Probable children by first wife : 

i. Arnold, 5 b. about 1735; of Jamestown, R. I.; m. Feb. 18. 1758, 

Catharine Austin, 
ii. Owen, b. about 1737; m. Aug. 13, 1758, Abigail Belcher, 
iii. Catharine. 
iv. Elizabeth. 

Child by second wife : 
v. Benjamin, bapt. Aug. 12, 1751. 

19. Arnold 4 Belcher (Benjamin* Josiah, 2 Gregory 1 ), born about 1715, 

lived at Westerly, R. I. He married Elizabeth, born Jan. 10, 
1719, daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth (Dennison) Champlin 
of Westerly. The record of this family does not appear, but the fol- 
lowing children were probably theirs. 
Children : 

i. Silvester,* m. July 2, 1761, Olive Babcock. 
ii. Elizabeth, m. Nov. 11, 1764, Job Stanton. 

20. John 4 Belcher (Josiah, 8 John, 2 Gregory 1 ), born Aug. 28, 1694, 

lived in Braintree until after his marriage, and then in Boston, 
where he died about 1720. He apparently owned no real estate, 
and there is no reference to him in probate records. He married, 
Aug. 16, 1717, Sarah Cook of Brookline, who married second, in 
Boston, Feb. 7, 1722-3, John White. 
Children : 

i. Rkbkcca, 5 b. Oct. 29, 1718 ; m. Oct. 18, 1739, Philip Newton of Bos- 
ton. She was bapt. as an adult, and admitted to the New South 
Church on Feb. 17, 1739-40. 

ii. Sarah (?), b. about 1720. There was a Sarah Belcher bapt. and 
admitted to the New South Church on the same day as Rebecca 
(Belcher) Newton, and it is probable that they were sisters. Sarah 
Belcher's m. int. was pub. to Samuel Barns, July 31, 1740. 

1906.] The Belcher Families. 245 

21. Moses 4 Belcher (Moses, 8 Moses, 2 Gregory 1 ), born Mar. 8, 1715- 

16, lived in Braintree. On Apr. 20, 1736, his father was appointed 
guardian for him and his sister Anne, for property left them by 
their grandfather Samuel Sarson. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) On 
Oct. 7, 1740, Moses Belcher, Jr., yeoman, and Anne Belcher, spin- 
ster, both of Braintree, sold to Nathaniel Wardwell of Boston 
(husband of their aunt Anna Belcher) their interest in an estate in 
Boston formerly belonging to their grandfather Samuel Sarson de- 
ceased. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, Vol. 59, page 271.) On the records 
he is called Moses, Jr., and Moses tertius, to distinguish him from his 
father and from his cousin Maj. and Dea. Moses 4 Belcher. He 
married Eunice, born Apr. 4, 1716, daughter of Experience and 
Remember (Bourne) Mayhew of Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard. 
Children : 

i. Eunice, 5 b. Dec. 25, 1736. 

ii. Lucy, b. Mar. 2, 1738-9. 

iii. Capt. Sarson, b. June 21, 1741; settled in Boston, where lie car- 
ried ou the business of hatter ; joined the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Co. in 1765 ; during the Revolution he was Capt. of the 
8th Co. of Boston Militia in Col. Hatch's regt. ; m. Mar. 24, 1763, 
Fenton (or Fanny), dau. of John and Elizabeth Hill, who was 
b. Mar. 7, 1742-3, and d. Aug. 25, 1793 ; d. Dec. 24, 1794. They 
had issue. 

iv. Mary, b. May 24, 1744; d. Sept. 23, 1748. 

v. Mayhew, b. Mar. 12, 1746; located in Bridgewater, and there cl. 
unmarried, in 1778 ; served in the Revolution, a few days on the 
Lexington alarm in 1775, later in an expedition to Rhode Island, 
in Dec, 1776. 

vi. Anne, b. about 1747; m. in Bridgewater, Apr. 21, 1774, John Keith 
of Hardwick. 

22. Gregory 4 Belcher (Dea. Gregory 8 Samuel, 2 Gregory 1 ), born June 

19, 1691, was a carpenter and lived in Braintree, where he died, 
Jan. 20, 1727-8, in his 37th year. His will, dated Jan. 17, 1727- 
8, names wife Abigail and daughter Abigail. He married, Aug. 
6, 1719, Abigail ^ rac kett, who died a few months after her hus- 
Child : 

i. Abigail, 5 b. July 16, 1720; m. Nov. 6, 1740, Samuel Nightingale; 
removed to Pomfret, Conn. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 64, p. 173.) 

23. Sergt. Samuel 4 Belcher (Dea. Gregory, 8 Samuel, 2 Gregory 1 ), 

born in Braintree, Aug. 19, 1699, was a husbandman, and resided 
in Braintree until his death, June 21, 1738, administration being 
given to his widow Sarah. Between 1728 and 1738 he held several 
minor town offices, usually surveyor of shingles and clapboards, and 
in 1736 became sergeant of one of the military companies. He 
married, Jan. 13, 1725-6, Sarah, born Oct. 19, 1705, daughter of 
Jonathan and Sarah (Ruggles) Hay ward, who married second, 
Sept. 7, 1742, Dea. Thomas Wales. 
Children : 

i. Samuel, 5 b. Nov. 7, 1726; d. Jan. 25, 1726-7. 

ii. Sarah, b, Dec. 1, 1729; m. Dec. 4, 1744, Atherton Wales; d. 1816. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 22, 1733; m. Moses Wales. 
iv. Susanna, b. Apr. 19, 1736; m. (int. pub. Jan. 24, 1756) Col. Jona- 
than Bass, who d. May 12, 1790, aged 57 yrs. 

246 The Belcher Families. [July, 

v. Sam in.. 1). Nov. 21. L788 ; lived in Randolph; in. (int. pub. July 3i 
1758), Sarah, b. Sept. 7. 17:11, dan. of Joseph and Hannah (Allen) 
Wales, who d. June 6, L806; d. June 6, 1795. Six childr 

24. Rev. Joseph 4 Pelcheb (Deo, Gregory* Samuel* Gregory 1 ), bom 
Aug. L9, 1704, graduated from Harvard College in 172.'!. and studied 
for the ministry. After preaching at Walpole, Mass., and other 

places, he received a call to f£aston, Mass., where he wa> >ettled 
and ordained, Oct. 6, 1731. He was a man of peculiar tempera- 
ment, and was subject to periodical attacks of partial insanity, which 
resulted in serious difficulties in Ids church, and in his dismission on 
Apr. 1G, 17 11. Financial embarrassments finally induced him, 
shortly after the death of his wife, to desert his children and flee 
from his creditors. He was for a while at VTiscasset, Me., but on 
Dec. 3, 1757, acknowledged a deed at Taunton, Mass. (Suffolk 
Co. Deeds, vol. 94, page o7.) His further history is unknown 
to the writer, but the catalogue of Harvard College states that he 
died in 177-j. 

He married, in 1732, Deborah, born Mar. 8, 1710-11, daughter 
of Rev. Samuel and Hannah (Pope) Hunt of Dartmouth, who died 
Mar. 21, 1753. 

Children : 

i. Hannah, 8 b. Jan. 23, 1732-3; m. in Bridgewater, Dec. 11, 17C9, as 
his second wife, Capt. Moses Curtis of Braintree. 

ii. Rebecca, b. Apr. 1, 1735 ; in. in Bridgewater, Jan. 5, 1764, Jesse 

iii. '' Dr." Joseph, b. Apr. 1, 1735; served in Capt. Simeon Carey's Co. 
in two Crown Point expeditions, in 1758 and 1750; settled, about 
17G2, in Stoughton, where he carried on a farm and also posed as 
a physician, his specialty being a quack eye lotion; m. Mar. 2, 
1702," Abial Hollis, who d. Feb. 14, 1838, aged 91; d. Apr. 20, 
1803. Eight children. 

iv. Benjamin, b. about 1737 (?). A Benjamin Belcher appears on the 
roll of Capt. Simeon Cary's Co. in 1758, on a Crown Point expedi- 
tion. This individual cannot be placed unless he was a son of 
Rev. Joseph. 4 

v. Gregory, b. Jan. 26, 1738-9; lived in Easton; m. (1) Deborah 
, by whom he had one child; m. (2) June 29, 1775, Eliza- 
beth Pratt, by whom he had three children. 

vi. Deborah, b. Mar. 31, 1741; in. in Bridgewater, Dec. 3, 1761, Seth 

vii. SAMUEL, b. Feb. 4, 1742-3; d. Jan. 29, 1755. 

viii. ELEAZER, b. Sept. 1, 1745; went to Stoughton, and settled in that 
part which in 1778 became Foxborough ; served in the Revolution; 
i.i. (int. pub. Nov. 10, 17(H5) Elizabeth. ,; b. Sept. 10, 1745, dan. of 
Timothy 6 and Elizabeth (Partridge) Morse of Stoughton, who d. 
in Apr., 1838; d. Dec. 21. 1818. Nine children, 

ix. William, b. Jan. 29, 1748 ; is, said to have been killed or captured 
near New York, in Sept., 177(J, in the Revolution. (History of 
Easton, page 100.) 

x. Jonathan, b. in Feb., 1753 ; lived in Stoughton ami Needham during 
the Revolution, and rendered protracted service in the army: 
later settled and d. in his native town of Gaston; in. Jan. 4. 1778. 
Abigail, b. in 1751, dan. of Daniel and Hannah (Rose) Corthrell 
of Bridgewater. They had issue. 

Ma j. and Dea. Moses 4 Belcheb (Samuel,* Samuel, 9 Cfregor^), born 
in Braintree, Dec. L6, 1692, passed his life in his native town, where 
he became an influential man and the most prominent of the Bel- 

1906.] The Belcher Families. 247 

chers descended from Gregory. Up to 1735 he is called " Jr." on 
the records, to distinguish him from his elder cousin Moses 3 (born 
in 1674, son of Moses* 2 ), and after that year (when Moses, 4 son of 
Moses, 3 became of age and a town voter) he is designated either as 
" Mr." or " Deacon," or by his military title. As early as 1726 he 
began to hold minor town offices, and for over 30 years he was 
continuously prominent in the affairs of the town ; selectman from 
1737 to 1742, and in 1746 ; sergeant 1737-1742 ; lieutenant 1742- 
1748; captain 1748-1751; and major from 1751 to 1759. During 
the French and Indian war, from 1756 to 1759, he rendered service 
as a muster and training officer, but on account of his age probably 
did not take the field. On May 29, 1747, he was elected deacon of 
the first church, holding the office for thirty years, until his death. 
The exact time of his decease is not recorded, but he was living as 
late as 1775. The probate files show no record of his estate. 

He married first, in Boston, May 20, 1715, Mary Williams; and 
married second, May 23, 1765, Abigail, born Oct. 11, 1704, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin and Hannah Beale, and widow of Benjamin Baxter 
of Braintree. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Samuel, 5 b. Sept. 19, 1719, in Braintree; settled in Boston about 
1752, where he engaged in the trucking business ; and d. in Feb., 
1762. His residence was at the corner of Bury Street and Sister's 
Lane (now Chauning Street and Leather Square), and his name 
appears on the alarm list for Ward 12, Boston, dated Dec. 7, 
1751. Children by wife Abigail : 1. Samuel* b. Oct. 24, 1743 ; set- 
tled in Boston, where he m., Apr. 9, 1765, Deborah Thompson. 
Children: i. Samuel Thompson, 7 b. Apr. 18, 1767; m. Jan. 12, 
1792, Sally, b. Apr. 28, 1775, clau. of Lewis and Sarah (Tucker- 
man) Tucker; settled in Foxborough, Mass., where he d. Jan. 22, 
1846, and she d. May 15, 1842, leaving children, ii. Deborah, b. 
Aug. 11, 1768; m. June 20, 1790, Edward Reynolds, merchant, of 
Boston, and had Dr. Edward, H. C. 1811, a distinguished oculist 
in Boston, iii. Mary Thompson, bapt. Feb. 7, 1773. iv. Jenny 
Thompson, bapt. in Weston, Sept. 24, 1775. 2. A child, b. and d. 
May, 1745 (?). 3. A child, b. and cl. July 17, 1747. 4. Mary, 
bapt. Apr. 30, 1749; probably the one who m. in Boston, Aug. 15, 
1767, Edward Stow, Jr. 5. Abigail, bapt. Nov. 3, 1751 ; m. in 
Boston, May 21, 1772, Benjamin Callender. 6. William, bapt. in 
New South church, Boston, Feb. 17, 1754; was a tailor; settled 
in Northfleld, Mass., where he cl. Mar. 14, 1827; m. June 8, 1775, 
Huldah, bapt. July 3, 1757, dau. of Alexander and Lydia (Cham- 
berlain) Norton of Northfleld. Thirteen children. 7. Bichard, 
bapt. June 13, 1756 ; probably the Richard, of Boston, who enlisted 
June 10, 1775, as matross in Maj. Thomas Pierce's Co. ; not fur- 
ther traced. 

ii. Mary, b. Mar. 10, 1721-2; further history unknown. 

iii. Moses, b. Apr. 27, 1724. 

iv. Elijah, b. Oct. 21, 1729; resided in Braintree, where he cl. June 1, 
1800 ; served for two clays, in June, 1776, in a Co. commanded by 
Capt. Edmund Billings, assembled to drive the British ships from 
Boston, also in a regt. of guards at Roxbury, from Mar. 25 to 
Apr. 7, 1778; m. (1) Oct. 4, 1753, Mary, b. Apr. 21, 1736, clau. of 
John and Mary (Horton) Glover of Dorchester, who d. Nov. 2, 
1754, leaving one child; m. (2) (int. pub. Sept. 15, 1758) Mary, 
b. Jan. 24, 1732, dau. of William and Deliverance (Woodward) 
Pierce of Milton, who d. Mar. 22, 1819. Five children. 

v. William, bapt. June 24, 1733; was a merchant of Boston, of the 
firm of Richard Cranch & Co., candle manufacturers. 

248 The Belcher Families. [July, 

26. LlEUT. Nathaniel 4 BblOHEB (Samuel, 8 Samuel, 2 Gregory 1 ), born 

in Braintree, July 25, 1700, resided tliere and held various minor 
town offices from 1729 to 1759, in which latter year he was chosen 
selectman. From 1749 to 1756 he was ensign, and after 1756 
lieutenaut of one of the Braintree military companies. In his old 
age he went to reside with his son Joseph in Randolph, where he 
died in the winter of 1780, aged 80 years. 

He married first, Nov. 18, 1731, Hannah, born Nov. 20, 1702, 
daughter of Thomas and Mary Holbrook of Braintree, who died 

Feb. 3, 1754-5; married second, Sarah , who died June 24, 

1761, aged 61 ; and married third, June 1, 1768, Bethia Bass. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Capt. Nathaniel,* b. Sept. 19, 1732; resided in Braintree, where 
he was a prominent man during the Revolutionary period ; served 
as sergeant and as lieutenant in the French and Indian War in the 
campaigns of 1759, 1760, and 1762 ; was captain in the Continental 
army in the Revolution; d. in 1786; m. Dec. 10, 1755, Lydia, b. 
Oct. 26, 1734, d. about 1787, clau. of Richard and Lydia Brackett. 
Ten children. 

ii. Joseph, b. Aug. 5, 1734; lived in Braintree, and later in Raudolph; 
served in the Revolution; d. Oct. 18, 1818, in his 85th year, and 
administration on his estate was given to his eldest son, John, in 
1819 (Norfolk Co. Probate) ; m. Jan. 6, 1763, Susanna, b. June 16, 
1736, d. Oct. 28, 1821, dau. of John and Mehitable (Willard) 
Baxter of Braintree. Nine children. 

iii. Hannah, b. Sept. 14, 1736; d. June 21, 1744. 

iv. Thomas (or Thomas Holbrook). b. Oct. 20, 1739 ; lived in Braintree, 
and later in Randolph ; served in the Crown Point expeditions of 
1758, '59, '61, and '62, and later in the Revolution; m. (1) Nov. 3, 
1764, Sarah Bracket, who d. about 1766, leaving one child; m. (2) 
(int. pub. Aug. 6, 1768) Mary, b. about 1742, clau. of Ebenezer and 
Deborah (White) Copeland of Braintree, who d. in 1810, having 
had six children; d. Feb. 28, 1824. 

v. Mary, b. Oct. 8, 1741; d. June 6, 1744. 

vi. Ebenezer, b. Dec. 2, 1744; served at Castle Island, from Dec. 1, 
1762, to May 2, 1763 ; probably the Ebenezer who served in the 
Revolution from Scituate, and who m. there, Mar. 2, 1780, Ruth 

27. William 4 Belcher {Moses 8 Samuel, 2 Gregory 1 ), born in Milton, 

Mass., Dec. 20, 1701, was taken by his parents to Preston, Conn., 
where he afterwards resided, and died Feb. 7, 1731-2. His will, 
dated Sept. 6, 1731, mentions his wife, son William, mother Han- 
nah, and brother Elijah. 

He married Mehitable . 

Child : 

i. Capt. William, 5 b. Aug. 29, 1731; lived in Preston, where he d. 
June 27, 1801, in his 70th year; commanded a company in the 
Revolution; m. Apr. 23, 1752, Desire, b. Feb. 27, 1736, d. May 15, 
1801, dau. of Daniel and Elizabeth (Gates) Morgan of Preston. 
Nine children. 

28. Dea. Elijah 4 Belcher (Moses, 8 Samuel, 2 Gregory 1 ), born in Milton, 

Mass., Dec. 13, 1703, went to Preston, Conn., with his parents, in 
1720, where he afterwards resided, and was deacon in the Preston 
(now Griswold) second church. In 1748 he was Representative to 
the Conn. General Assembly. 

lie married first, in Preston, Sept. 17, 1724, Abigail Kinney, 

1906.] The Belcher Families. 249 

who died Sept. 21, 1727 ; married second, in Milton, Aug. 21, 1729, 
Elizabeth, born Apr. 5, 1704, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth 
(Morey) Blake of Milton, who died Feb. 13, 1753 ; married third, 
in Preston, June 6, 1753, Mrs. Hannah Williams, who died Nov. 
26, 1771 ; and married fourth, July 15, 1773, Mrs. Judith Morse 
of Preston. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Moses, 5 b. Oct. 20, 1725; d. Jan. 11, 1732-3. 
ii. Elijah, b. Sept. 18, 1727. 

Children by second wife : 

iii. Elizabeth, b. May 8, 1730; m. Dec. 12, 1753, John Starkweather. 
iv. Moses, b. Mar. 11, 1734; lived in Preston, where he d. Apr. 15, 

1782; m. Nov. 8, 1758, Esther Rudd of Windham, Conn. Ten 

v. Abigail, b. May 30, 1736; m. May 27, 1752, Joseph Johnson of 



1. Jeremy, or Jeremiah, 1 Belcher came to New England in the 
ship "Susan and Ellen," in the spring of 1635. On the ship's list his 
age is stated to be 22 years,- so he was born about 1613. (Hotten's 
" Original Lists," page 59.) He is said to have been born in Wiltshire, Eng- 
land, but the writer has found no evidence of this. He settled at Ipswich, 
Mass., where he became a proprietor, was admitted freeman Mar. 13, 
1638-9, and acquired extensive lands by grant and by purchase. In the 
records he is usually styled " merchant," but sometimes he appears as 
"sergeant." On May 28, 1659, he was granted 300 acres, by the General 
Court, to be located outside the settled plantations, but he did not take up 
this grant, which was revived in favor of his son Jeremiah 2 over sixty 
years later, Nov. 17, 1722. (Province Laws, vol. x, page 220.) On May 
15, 1661, he deeded lands in Haverhill to his sons Jeremiah 2 and John. 2 
(Pope's " Pioneers of Massachusetts.") He deposed on Mar. 21, 1671-2, 
then aged 59 years. (Essex Co. Court Files.) On July 1, 1721, John 
Gould of Charlestown, Walter Russell of Cambridge, Daniel Gould of 
Charlestown, and Moses Burnham and Thomas Andrews of Ipswich, heirs 
to Jeremiah Belcher of Ipswich, deceased, released to Samuel Adams all 
claims to a farm in Ipswich formerly owned by said Jeremiah Belcher, 
and they also defended the grantee from the heirs of Richard Belcher and 
from the heirs of David Belcher, sons of said Jeremiah, and from the heirs 
of John Andrews who married one of the daughters of said Jeremiah 
Belcher. (Essex Co. Deeds, vol. 40, page 9.) 

Jeremiah 1 Belcher died in Ipswich, in Mar., 1692-3, aged about 80 years, 
the eldest son, Rev. Samuel, 2 being appointed administrator of the estate, 
Mar. 31 of that year. 

The name of his first wife, whom he married about 1637, does not 
appear, but it should be noted, however, that a Mary Clifford, aged 25 
years, emigrated to New England in the same ship with him in 1635, her 
name standing next to his on the passenger list, and that Edward 8 Belcher, 
grandson of Jeremiah, 1 had a son Clifford.* 

Jeremiah 1 married second, in 1652, Mary Lockwood, with whom he 
made a marriage contract Sept. 30, 1652, conveying lands to trustees for 
her benefit for life. She survived him, and died in Oct., 1700. 

250 The Belcher Families. [July* 

Children by first wife : 

2. i. Samuel," b. In 1639. 

ii. Jeremiah, b. in Jane, 1G41. 

iii. John, b. about 164 J j was deeded land in Haverhill by his father, 

on May 15, 1661 (Pope's " Pioneers of Massachusetts," page 43) ; 
not further traced; probably d. "when a young man, unmarried. 
iv. Mary (first), b. about 1645; m. June 23, 1662, Joseph 9 fcfcussell of 
Cambridge, and had eleven children, among whom Walter? the 
oldest surviving son, signed the deed of 1721, previously mentioned. 
On Nov. 27, 1680, Jeremiah 1 Belcher of Ipswich conveyed to his 
two sons, Jeremiah Belcher of Knmney Marsh, and Joseph Rus- 
sell of Cambridge, part of a tract of land he bought of an Indian 
in 1051. (Original deed iu possession of Warren 7 Belcher, Esq., 
of Winthrop, Mass.) 

Children by second wife : 

v. Abigail, b. about 1053 ; m. in 1670, John 2 Gould of Charlestown End 
(Stoneham), and had seven children, of whom the eldest son, 
John, 3 signed the deed of 1721. 

vi. Dorcas, b. in 1050 ; m. Daniel 2 Gould of Charlestown End (Stone- 
ham) ; her eldest son, Daniel, 3 signed the deed of 1721. 

vii. Judith, b. Aug. 19, 1058; m. John 2 Andrews of Ipswich. (Essex 
Deeds, vol. 40, page 9.) 

viii. Mary (second), b. July 12, 1600; m. Feb. 9, 1081-2, Thomas 2 An- 
drews of Ipswich, brother of John 2 who married her sister 
Judith; her son Thomas 3 signed the deed of 1721. 

4. ix. David, b. in 1002. 

5. x. Richard, b. Sept. 10, 1005. 

xi. Ann, b. probably about 1668 ; m. Moses Burnham of Ipswich, who 
signed the deed of 1721. 

2. Rev. Samuel 2 Belcher (Jeremiah 1 ), born in 1639, graduated from 

Harvard College in 1659, and studied for the ministry, and was 
preaching at Kittery, Me., as early as 1663. (Sibley's " Harvard 
Graduates," vol. II, page 42.) About 1665 he went to the Isles of 
Shoals, where he was preaching as late as 1686 (York Deeds, vol. 
IV, page 64), but finally ill health obliged him to leave that place 
about 1692. Before 1695 he was preaching in the West church at 
Newbury, where he was ordained and settled Nov. 10, 1698. About 
1711, the infirmities of age compelled him to retire from the minis- 
try, and he removed to his native town, Ipswich, where he died 
Mar. 10, 1714-15. A contemporary minister, Rev. John Barnard, 
refers to him as H a good scholar, a judicious divine, a holy and 
humble man." 

He married first, about 1668, Mary, 2 daughter of Rev. Thomas 1 
Cobbett of Lynn and Ipswich, who died about 1679; and married 
second, Mercy, 8 born Feb., 1655-6, daughter of Rev. Michael 2 and 
Mary (Reyner) Wigglesworth of Maiden, and widow of Rev. 
Samuel Brackenbury of Rowley. She survived her second hus- 
band, and died Nov. 14, 1728. 

Children by first wife ; 

i. Elizabeth,* b. about 1671 ; m. Apr. 5, li> ( ,)7. John, son of Georgia 

Taylor of Cape May County, N. J. On May 21, 1716, they signed 
a receipt for her inheritance in her father's estate, she being the 
only surviving child. (Essex Co. Probate.) Six children. 
ii. SAMUEif, b. about 1 < > 7 4 ; mentioned in the will of his grandfather 

Cobbett; d. young. 

3. .iKKi.MiAir BELCHES (Jeremiah 1 ), born in June, 1611, located about 

1665 at Rumney Marsh (which embraced what is now Revere, 

1906.] The Belcher Families. 251 

Chelsea, and East Boston, and was a part of Boston until 1739, 
when the town of Chelsea was incorporated). He first leased a 
farm of Gov. Bellingham (the original indenture, in the beautiful 
handwriting of the governor, being now in the possession of Warren 7 
Belcher, Esq., of Winthrop, Mass.), and later purchased lands in 
what is now Lynn, Revere, and on Breed's Island (then called Hog 
Island). He appears to have been a prosperous farmer, as in 1702 
he paid tlje highest tax in Rumney Marsh, on a farm worth £25 
rent per year, two oxen, eight cows, two horses, one hog, and one 
hundred sheep. (Boston Record Commissioners' Report, vol. 10, 
page 143.) Late in life, he deeded lands to his sons Edward, 
Joseph, and Ebenezer, which they divided among themselves. 
(Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 28, page 136.) 

He made a will, the original of which is in the possession of his 
descendant Warren 7 Belcher, Esq., of Winthrop, Mass., but the 
instrument was not offered for probate, and therefore never recorded 
in any registry, so it is herewith given in full, for preservation : 

"The last Will and Testement of Jeremiah Belcher, Living in Bos- 
ton, being at this present time through God's goodness in health, Ke- 
voking all other Wills. 

1. I do commit my Soul into the hands of God who gave it, who I 
trust hath redeemed it, and purchased it with his precious Blood." And 
my body to decent Christian burial in hope of a blessed resurrection. 

2. And as to my worldly goods I do give and bequethe forever to 
my three sons, Edward, Joseph, and Ebenezer Belcher, all that my 
Farm, lying and being within the bounds of Boston and Lin, as they 
have already divided it, as also the salt-marsh lying within Boston 

3. I do give unto my Daughter, Sarah Dole, my house and land in 
Boston which I am now possessed of after my desese, that is to say 
she paying to me the just sume of £30 money as I shall have occasion 
to call for it, but if it so be I shall have no occassion to call for it, then 
my will is that after my desese the £30 be paid to my three sons, Edward, 
Joseph and Ebenezer to be equetly divided, that is to say, ten to each 
of them, within one year after my desease. 

4. I clo give to my son Edward my silver Tankard and two silver 
spoons. My will is that my Grandson Jeremiah the son of Edward 
Belcher, may have the silver Tankard, after his father's deseace. 

5. I do give to my two sons Joseph and Ebenezer each of them a 
silver cup and two silver spoons. I also give to my daughter Dole two 
silver spoons. 

6. What remains of my estate after my desease to be equetly divided 
amongst my children. Lastly, I clo appoint my three sons already 
named, Executors of this my last Will and Testiment. 

As Witness my hand and seal, Aug. 28, 1719. 
In the presence of us 

James Gooding Jeremiah Belcher." 

Henry Emmes 

Mark Day 

Jeremiah 2 Belcher died Feb. 6, 1722-3, aged 81 years, 6 months, 
according to his gravestone, which is still standing in the old Revere 

He married, about 1667, Sarah, 2 daughter of Edward 1 and Eliza- 
beth Weeden of Boston, who died Jan. 20, 1715-16. On Mar. 20, 
1716-17, he entered his intention of marriage with Rebecca Nash 
of Boston, but it is doubtful if the marriage was consummated. She 
was the widow of John Nash, cooper, of Boston, who had died in 










252 The Belcher Families. [July, 


Jeremiah, 1 b. Oct. 81, 1668; no further record; probably d. young. 
Edward, b. Feb. 14, 1669-70. 

Sakaii, b. Feb. 23, 1G71-2 ; m. Jan. 5, 1698-9, Abuer Dole of New- 
Nathaniel, b. Oct. 27, 1678 j no further record; probably d. young. 
Joseph, bspt. June G, 1075. 
Rebecca, b. Apr. 11, 1677; d. Apr. 21, 1699. 
EBENEZEB, b. Feb. 21, 1678-9. 

4. David 2 Belcheb (Jeremiah 1 ) was born in Ipswich, in 1G62, and was 

living there Dec. 11, 1G78, when he took the oath of allegiance. 
( Waters's "Ipswich in the Mass. Bay Colony," page 99.) In the 
deed of July 1, 1721, previously mentioned (Essex Co. Deeds, vol. 
40, page 9), the grantors, who were some of the grandchildren of 
Jeremiah 1 .Belcher, defended the grantee from the heirs of David 2 
Belcher ; so it may be inferred that the latter had descendants, al- 
though no further record or mention of him of any kind can be 
found. Possibly he perished in the Canadian expedition of 1690. 
lie was probably father of the following. 
Child : 
9. i. Joseph, 3 b. about 1685. 

5. Richard 2 Belcher (Jeremiah 1 ), born in Ipswich, Sept. 10, 1665, 

was a mason, settled and lived in Charlestown about 1708, where 
he died Sept. 14, 1720. 

He married first, Mar. 20, 1688-9, Mary, 2 born June 2, 1664, 
daughter of Thomas 1 and Mary (Jordan) Simpson of Salisbury and 
Ipswich, who died about 1703 ; and married second, Oct. 11, 1705, 
lluth, 8 born May 7, 1682, daughter of Joseph 2 and Ruth Knight of 
Woburn, who married second, John Harris. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Jane, 3 b. Mar. 26, 1689-90; m. Nathaniel Lawrence. 

10. ii. David, b. Dec. 19, 1691. 

iii. Richard, b. Oct. 22, 1693; lived in Stoneham, where he d. early in 
1758. His will, dated Jan. 20, 1758, filed Mar. 13 following, gave 
trifling bequests to sister Ruth Blacklock, and brothers Jeremiah, 
Jonathan, and Samuel Belcher, and the remainder of his estate to 
his friend James Wiley. He had a wife Mary, but probably no 

11. iv. Thomas, b. May 29, 1696. 

12. v. Samuel, b. June 20, 1699. 

13. vi. Jeremiah, b. Sept. 13, 1701. 

Children by second wife : 

14. vii. Jonathan, b. Jan. 29, 1706-7. 

viii. Joseph, b. Sept. 20, 1708 ; was a mariner, and in 1768 " had been at 
sea for over thirty years"; probably never married. 

ix. Maky, b. Aug. 13,* 1712; m. Feb. 22, 1732-3, Joseph Tarbox of 
Lynn; moved to Biddeford, Me. 

x. Ruth, b. in 1715; m. (1) in Boston, Oct. 21, 1732, James Tite; m. 
(2) Oct. 28, 1739, Robert Simpson; m. (3) Jan. 6, 17-16-7, Chris- 
topher Blayeoek, or Blacklock. 

xi. Daniel, b. 1718 ; d. in youth. 

6. Ens. Edward 1 Beloheb (Jeremiah,* Jeremiah 1 ), born Feb. 14, 

1669, was a husbandman, and inherited a portion of his lather's 

tate in Revere, which also extended into Lynn, where he held the 

1906.] The Belcher Families. 253 

office of Ensign of the local company, and resided until 1720, when 
he sold his homestead to Thomas Cheever and moved to Milton, 
where he lived for a short time, but finally bought a large farm in 
that part of Stoughton which was later Stoughtonham (Sharon), 
where he died Mar. 16, 1744-5, aged 76 years 1 month 2 days, 
according to the record, which agrees with the record of his birth. 

He married, about 1700, Mary , born about 1675, said by 

tradition to have been Mary Clifford, who died in Stoughton, Mar. 
5, 1752, in her 78th year. The births of his children are recorded 
in Lynn. 

Children : 

i. Sarah, 4 b. Aug. 4, 1701 ; d. Nov. 3, 1702. 

15. ii. Jeremiah, b. Mar. 23, 1702-3. 

16. iii. Samuel, b. Mar. 8, 1704-5. 

17. iv. Edward, b. Jan. 16, 1706-7. 

v. Preserved, b. June 14, 1708 ; d. young. 

18. vi. Clifford, b. Oct. 12, 1710. 

vii. Mary, b. Nov. 22, 1713 ; m. July 9, 1729, Eleazer Hawes of Stoughton. 

viii. Martha, b. 1716; d. Nov. 17, 1764; m. Sept. 13, 1739, Ebenezer 

Esty of Stoughton, who was b. Oct. 15, 1705, and d. Apr. 10, 1769 . 

7. Ens. Joseph 3 Belcher (Jeremiah, 2 Jeremiah 1 ), baptized June 6, 1 675, 
was born in Rumney Marsh, where he passed his life, inheriting 
part of his father's lands. He also owned two estates on North 
street in Boston. He resided in that part of Rumney Marsh called 
Hog Island (now Breed's Island), and with his wife Hannah be- 
came a member of the Rev. Thomas Cheever's church, in 1716. 
He was prominent in the affairs of the precinct, holding the offices 
'of constable and of ensign in the military company for many years. 
He died Nov. 15, 1739. His will, made the day before his decease, 
names wife Hannah, sons Joseph, Nathaniel, and Jonathan, and 
daughters Sarah and Hannah. 

He married, Jan. 7, 1697-8, Hannah, 4 born about 1676, daughter 
of Lieut. Jonathan and Frances Bill of Boston and Pulling Point 
(Winthrop), who married second, July 29, 1742, Richard Hunne- 
well of Boston. 

Children : 

19. i. Joseph, 4 b. Oct. 25, 1698. 

20. ii. Nathaniel, b. Oct. 5, 1703. 

iii. James, b. Oct. 30, 1707; d. Dec. 1, 1723. 

iv. Hannah, b. Feb. 20, 1712-13 ; m. June 22, 1732, Samuel Cleveland of 

21. v. Jonathan, b. Feb. 27, 1717-18. 

vi. Sarah, b. July 6, 1721 ; m. Dec. 9, 1740, John Floyd, Jr., of Chelsea. 

8. Ebenezer 3 Belcher (Jeremiah, 2 Jeremiah 1 ), born Feb 21, 1678-9, 
lived in Rumney Marsh (Revere), and for some years in Lynn, un- 
til about 1714, when he removed to Boston, where he bought an 
estate in the southerly part of the town. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 
28, page 137.) He was a mariner, and on July 24, 1734, was ap- 
pointed sealer of cordwood. He died in 1735. His daughters 
Sarah, Mary, and Mercy inherited his estate. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
vol. 94, page 75, and vol. 131, page 23.) 

He married, Nov. 23, 1708, Ruth, born Mar. 18, 1680-1, daugh- 
ter of Joseph Hiching8 of Lynn, who died in Boston, Jan. 23, 1732- 
3, and is buried in the Granary burying ground. 

254 The Belcher Families. [July* 

Children : 

i. Sarah, 4 b. Sept. 8, 1700; m. Apr. 22 1786, Samuel Smith, mariner, 

of Boston, 
ii. Mary, b. Sept. 4, 1711; m. (1) Nov. 30, 1736, Thomas Wyat of 

Boston; in. (2) Apr. 29, L740, Ntfoses Eayres of Bosto 
ill. ]\Iki:cv, b. Ami;. 5, 1713; in. Sept. 16, 1754, Samuel Hich'mgs of 

iv. A child, b. 1715; d. young. 
v. Bbknbzer, b. June 80, d. Amu - . 12, 1717. 
vi. EBENEZER, b. Jmmc 1, 171!); d. Apr. 2 1, 1723. 
Vii. RUTH, b. Aug. 30, 1722; d. Aug. 16, 1724. 

9. Joseph 8 Belcher (perhaps David, 2 Jeremiah 1 ), born perhaps about 
1685, lived in Chebacoo parish, Ipswich. His house was burned in 
1742, and a contribution was taken in the Chebacco Church for 
his assistance. He died Jan. 12, 174tf-9 ; and his widow Ruth died 
June 29, 1757. 
Child : 
22. i. Joseph, 4 b. perhaps about 1708. 

10. David 8 Belcher (Richard, 2 Jeremiah 1 ), born Dec. 19, 1691, was a 

cordwaiuer, and lived in Ipswich, and Cliarlestown until about 1722, 
when he settled in Boston, where he had previously joined the Sec- 
ond Church on Mar. 14, 1714-15, and later his children were bap- 
tized there. The record of his death has not been found, and there 
are no probate records of his estate. He married, Aug. 20, 1724, 
liely, born Apr. 4, 1699, daughter of John and Kely (Holn 
Simpson of Boston, and widow of Thomas Smith. 
Children : 

i. Mary, 4 b. Aug. 29, 172G ; perhaps m. Dec. 27, 1743, Stephen Nazro 

of Boston, 
ii. David, b. Ang. 1, 1728; probably identical with "David Belcher, 

aged 30, born in Boston, a tailor," who enlisted Alar. 27, 1762, in 

(apt. Jonathan Haight's Co., in Westchester Co., X. Y. (N.Y. 

Historical Society Collections, 181)1, page 430.) 
iii. Sarah, b. Nov. 30, 1731; probably m. Dec. 10, 1750, John Chilcott 

of Boston, 
iv. Jonathan, b. Ang. 21), 173G; lived in Boston; served at Lonisbonrg 

in Capt. Edward Blake's Co., from Nov. 2, 1759, to Apr. 13, 1761 ; 

d. in Boston, probably unmarried, Apr. 26. 17G4, and was buried 

in the Granary burying ground-. 

11. Thomas 8 Belcher (Richard* Jeremiah 1 ), born May 29, 1696, wad 

a mariner, and settled in Boston, where he died in L735, adminis- 
tration on his estate being given, Sept. 16 of that year, to Jonathan 
Farnum, and guardians appointed for his children. His sons died 
unmarried. lie married, Apr. 21, 1720, Susanna,- born Jan. 21. 
1700-1, daughter of Humphrey 1 and Susanna (Wakefield) Richards 
of Boston, who died before her husband/. 
Children : 

i. Thomas, 4 b. Nov. 4, 1722 ; was a mariner, of Boston ; d. unman-', 
in 17")(>. 

ii. JOHN, b. June 29, 1725; living in Boston in 1715; d. soon after, un- 

iii. Susanna, b. Apr. 20, 1727: Living, unmarried, in Boston, in 1755 
(Suffolk Co. Deeds, Vol. 86, page 249) ; perhaps m. July 28, 1763, 
John Thompson. 

1906.] The Belcher Families. 255 

iv. Mary, b. 1729; living unmarried in Boston in 1755 (Suffolk Co. 

Deeds, Vol. 86, page 249) ; perhaps m. in 1758, Henry Farley, 
v. Samuel, b. July 4, 1731; d. young. 

12. Samuel 3 Belcher {Richard," 2 Jeremiah 1 ), born in Ipswich, June 20, 

1699, was taken to Charlestown by his parents, where he lived un- 
til after he became of age. He then located in Cambridge, where 
he resided until 1742, when he removed to Wrentham, where he 
died in 1773. By occupation he was a tailor and husbandman. 
His will, dated Sept. 28, 1773, names wife Sarah, daughters Mary, 
Abigail and Elizabeth, unmarried ; daughter Martha Jewett; grand- 
sons David and Jonathan Winchester; and sons John, Andrew, 
David, and Woodbridge ; the homestead being given to the son 

He married, Dec. 27, 1726, Sarah, born Sept. 26, 1706, daughter 
of Ichabod and Martha (Woodbury) Brown of Cambridge. 

Children ; 

i. Samuel, 4 b. Dec. 5, 1727 ; no further record ; probably d. unmarried. 

ii. Sarah, b. Oct. 13, 1729; m. Dea. Elhanan Winchester. 

iii. Mary, b. Mar. 21, 1731-2. 

iv. Martha, b. Mar. 22, 1733-4; m. June 17, 1762, Jonathan Jewett of 

v. Abigail, b. Dec. 16, 1735. 
vi. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 3, 1738. 

23. vii. Andrew, b. Sept. 10, 1740. 

24. viii. John, b. June 20, 1744. 

25. ix. David, b. Aug. 14, 1746. 

26. x. Woodbridge. b. Oct. 10, 1749. 

13. Jeremiah 3 Belcher {Richard,' 2 ' Jeremiah}), born Sept. 13, 1701, 

chose, when his father died, William Bryant of Reading for his 
guardian. When a young man, he lived in Woburn for a time, but 
later located in Stoneham. On Sept. 11, 1747, he was warned from 
Woburn. He later settled in Lunenburg, Mass., where he died about 
1778, administration on his estate being given that year. (Worces- 
ter Co. Probate.) He was in the military service from May 20 to 
Aug. 15, 1724, in the Co. of Capt. Eleazer Tyng and of Capt. Josiah 
Willard, and also in Capt. William Canedy's Co. from Nov. 21, 
1724, to May 14, 1725. 

He married, Apr. 12, 1733, Arminal, born July 30, 1707, daugh- 
ter of Eliah and Mary (Palmer) Tottingham of Woburn. 

Children, born in Stoneham : 

i. Mary, 4 b. June 12, 1734. 

ii. Sarah, b. Oct. 20, 1735. 

iii. Jeremiah, b. about 1737 (?). A Jeremiah Belcher of Sheffield, 
Berkshire Co., was in the military service in 1761; and it was 
probably the same Jeremiah who enlisted in the Continental 
army, from Lanesborough, Berkshire Co., at the age of 45, in 1781. 
This soldier cannot be placed unless he was a son of Jeremiah. 3 
No further positive information has been secured of him, but 
there are Belchers in that vicinity who are probably descended 
from him. 

14. Jonathan 8 Belcher {Richard? Jeremiah 1 ), born Jan. 29, 1706-7, 

settled in Framingham when a young man. His name appears as 
a trumpeter in Capt. Josiah Brown's Co., from Sept. 23 to Oct. 27, 
1747, and he served as corporal in Capt, Ebenezer Newell's Co., 
vol. lx. 18 

256 Conference at Deerfield, 1735. [July, 

from Apr. 4 to Nov. 6, 1755, on a Crown Point expedition, also as 

corporal in Capt. John Nixon's Co., from Apr. 10 to May 25, 17o8. 

He < I i ed in 1787. lie married, about 1733, Hannah, 4 born in 1712, 

daughter of Joseph 3 and Mary (Read) Seaver of Roxbury, who 

died in 1796. 

Children : 

27. i. Jonathan, 4 b. about 1734. 
Daniel, b. June 14, 173G. 
Hannah, b. Mar. 10, 1743; d. young. 
Andrew, b. June 16, 1748; d. young. 
Ezra, b. 1751. 
Joseph, bapt. July, 1755. 
Shubael, d. young. 

[To be concluded.] 














By Hon. George Sheldon, of Deerfield. 

While engaged in gathering material for the history of Deer- 
field, some thirty-five years ago, I heard from Miss Harriet Hitch- 
cock a tradition, told her by Charles Hitchcock, her father, that a 
treaty had been made with the Indians at Deerfield a long time ago, 
aud that the meeting was held on the home-lot then owned by 
Jonathan Hoyt,* who was our common ancestor. This tradition 
was unsupported by any record which had come to my knowledge, 
and observation had taught me that local traditions with no records 
to back them were, as a rule, to be taken with a great many grains 
of salt. However, with this tradition had come down a single Indian 
word. This word had apparently been so often repeated, I rea- 
soned, that it stuck, and may have become a by-word in the town. 
Therefore, there must be some foundation for the story of the 
Meeting. This word was " squawottock," meaning "more rum." 

With this fantastic foundation for my faith, I set about an ex- 
haustive search for traces of this convocation in the formidable mass 
of manuscript at the State House, and was at length rewarded by 
finding some bills of expenses attending a Conference with the 
Ilousatonics and other tribes at Deerfield, in August, 1735. But 
at this point I was confronted with a statement by our eminent 
historian, (Jen. Epaphrae IIoyt,f in his "Antiquarian Researches," 
that the Conference of 1735 was held at Fort Dummer. Further 

* Born 1688, died 1779. 
t Horn 1765, died 1850. 

1906.] Conference at Beer field, 1735. 257 

search revealed the record of a similar Conference at Fort Dummer 
two years later, October, 1737. In the very first speech at this 
Conference, made by Ontosogo, the Indian orator of the Cagh- 
nawagas said to Gov. Belcher, "Brother of the Broadway, Two 
Years Past I was at Deerfield, the matter then delivered to us by 
you was, that the old Covenant of Peace and Unity between our 
brother of the Broadway and us might be continued." In replying 
to Ontosogo, the Commissioners allude to " the Covenent of friend- 
ship renewed two years ago at Deerfield between this Government 
and the Cagnawaga Tribe." This settled the question that the 
meeting in 1735 was at Deerfield. Gen. Hoyt had evidently seen 
the report of this meeting at Fort Dummer, and in quoting from 
it had substituted f Fort Dummer' 1 for "Deerfield." Having no 
clue to a conference in his native town, and according to Miss 
Hitchcock held on his grandfather's own home-lot, Hoyt interpreted 
" Deerfield " as covering the whole frontier, as M Boston " often stood 
in Canada for the whole colony. This slip of Gen. Hoyt should 
not discredit his general accuracy. 

The question of location being settled, I renewed my search with 
ardor, but unfortunately I confined my efforts to the records of 
Indian Conferences and the manuscript Archives, and brought but 
little more to light. From these slight traces, and knowledge of 
the procedure in like Conferences, was made up the account of the 
Treaty printed in the History of Deerfield. It is primarily to give 
a fuller and more correct account of the Conference at Deerfield, 
August, 1735, that this paper is prepared. At this point I quote 
from the History of Deerfield. 

"As I have said, no record of this conference at Deerfield has 
been found, but we are indebted to Miss C. Alice Baker for two 
important papers relating to it, which she has lately discovered in 
the manuscript Archives at Quebec. One is a f Letter from M. 
de Beauharnois to the Minister [in France], 1735 12th October.'" 
In this letter, written six weeks after the Conference, is enclosed 
the full text of a speech which Beauharnois says he had prepared 
and sent to Deerfield to be delivered by Ontosogo, the Caghnawaga 
Chief, as his own. Beauharnois writes, "My Lord, You will see 
by the words subjoined that I have had a journey to Deerfield made 
by trustworthy people, and the speech I have had made to them 
which astonished them not a little." 

This speech is skilfully drawn to hide all trace of French origin, 
and made to appear as if it were a spontaneous outbreak of the 
Caghnawaga chieftain, enraged by the reports of an English settle- 
ment on lands which he claimed as his own. These two papers 
were printed in full in the History of Deerfield as authentic addition 
to my sketch of the Conference. The reason for calling attention 
to this incident will appear in the next stage of this narration. 

258 Conference at Deerfield, 1735. [July? 

Years later, Judge Francis M. Thompson, while hunting material 
for his History of Greenfield, in the Public Library at Boston, hap- 
pened upon an official printed pamphlet containing- the entire record 
of the Conference at Deerfield, August, 1735.* Here was a " find " 
indeed, and Judge Thompson was desirous of making a perfect 
copy for his history, but proper facilities were denied, and he was 
hampered in his efforts. Later, however, I was conceded the privi- 
lege needed for making a verbatim copy of this document. | Now, 
the record thus brought to light reveals a queer sequel. The pro- 
ceedings of each day of the Conference, and the speeches of each 
day, are given minutely, and from first to last there is not a word, 
or a hint, of the speech or subject matter of the speech, which 
M. de Beauharnois says he prepared for Ontosogo, and which, 
when delivered by Ontosogo at Deerfield, "astonished them not a 
little." It may be here added that at the Conference at Fort Dum- 
mer, two years later, there was neither word nor hint of this incen- 
diary speech by Ontosogo. Instead of waving the bloody axe and 
breathing threatenings and slaughter at Deerfield, as represented 
by Beauharnois, the Caghnawaga chief appears to be the most serene 
and happy man alive. In his farewell speech, August 29, he says, 
f I salute the Governor and all the Gentlemen here. I have been 
so handsomely treated since I have been with you that I have almost 
fancied myself in Heaven." Could Gov. Belcher and Ontosogo 
read the Canada version of this Conference, they would no doubt 
be "astonished not a little." How are these contradictions to be 
explained? How is the official Report of Gov. Belcher and the 
official letter of Gov. M. de Beauharnois to the Court of France 
to be reconciled?. 

One is reminded of a conumdrum founded upon what a boy 
declared to be an impossible relationship to certain people. The 
solution of the puzzle given was, f The little brat lied." Does not 
the solution in this case, at least, squint in the same direction ? But 
who was the author of this old conundrum? Each must be his own 
judge. Could Gov. Belcher have suppressed such a speech after 
he had promised to send each tribe a printed copy of the proceed- 
ings? Indians never forget. Did Ontosogo keep the speech in his 
breast and report its delivery to Beauharnois with its astonishing 
effect on the English ? Hardly, when 142 Indians present could bear 
testimony against him. Were the grievance, and the threatening 
speech, made up and sent to France, to show the King what a faith- 
ful and watchful governor he had as his representative in Canada? 
Did Beauharnois assume that his report would be forever buried in 
the Archives of France? He could not then have reckoned with 
Miss Baker a century and a half later. 


* S< e Thompson's History of Greenfield, \ ol. 1 , pages 1 11-162. 

t It is the writer's intention to reprint this article, adding to it h copy of the docu- 

1906.] Conference at Deerfield, 1735. 259 

One more document should be preserved, and explained in this 
connection. Oct. 28, 1903, Rev. Anson Titus published in the 
Boston Transcript a manuscript found in the Archives of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society, which he called "A Diary 
of Surpassing Interest, for the first time published." This Diary 
was written by a gentleman who attended the Deerfield Conference 
in the train of Gov. Belcher ; but it was devoted mainly to the 
incidents of travel by the way. So far as it goes, in reciting the 
action of the Conference, it bears out the text of Gov. Belcher's 
report with a single exception. The diarist says that one of the 
tribes present was "the tribe of Mohegans." Knowing the history 
of the Mohegans, it was a justifiable presumption which led me to 
question the statement of one of the actors in the Conference, as 
to the presence of this tribe. Thinking there might have been an 
error in the copyist or typesetter, I examined the original, and ascer- 
tained there was no error in the printed copy ; " Mohegan " it was. 
But the doubt still remained, and a comparison of the diary with the 
Official Report revealed the fact that the diarist unwittingly or ig- 
norantly used the name "Mohegan" to designate the Mohawks, 
who were actually present, associated with the Scattakooks and not 
otherwise named by him as a distinctive body. Where he writes 
" Mohawks " it applies to the French Mohawks, or Caghnawaga tribe. 

It was the discovery of this error, and the untoward incident of 
the Beauharnois letter, which moved me to publish this paper, that 
the close student of Indian affairs of the period might not be misled 
by the writer of the diary, or by the historian of Deerfield, in their 
reports of the Conference in 1735. 

There is another word that might be said touching this representa- 
tive gathering, but by no means confined to it. It shows in gener- 
al the parliamentary method of procedure in the public business 
meetings of the savage and the intruding white man. We see here 
the native savage imposing upon the representative of the highest 
civilization his own modes and forms of conducting public affairs. 
This emphasizes the fact that the impact of civilization upon savage- 
ry in this direction had been successfully resisted. These forms 
and ceremonies of the Indians handed down from a far-off age, from 
generation to generation, were so deeply rooted as to defy all induce- 
ments for conformity to the English methods. I have said else- 
where, from information obtained chiefly in conversation with Miss 
Alice Fletcher, an eminent authority on Indian affairs : — 

" The red man is generally spoken of as the child of freedom ; 
but no galley slave was more firmly bound to his oar, than was the 
North American Indian to the customs and traditions of his tribe. 
He had no will of his own. His costume, his habits, his conduct 
in war or peace, were all marked out for him by inexorable law. 
Contact with civilization made not a whit of change in 

2G0 Conference at Deerfield, 1735. [July, 

his mode of conducting public business, whether in the State House 
at Boston, or by the Council fire in the wilderness. At the Court 
of the ' Grande Monarche ' Louis XIV., etiquette was not more 
strictly enforced than with the tribes, in their conferences and trea- 
ties with the whites. The latter were obliged to conform as best 
they could to the ceremonial forms of the savage. Governors and 
Embassadors gravely smoked the Pipe of Peace . . . ; lifted 
or buried the hatchet, brightened the Covenant chain, sent or re- 
ceived the wampum belts, and gave the inevitable present ; for no 
promise was sacred and no treaty binding which was not ratified by 
an exchange of gifts." * With this strong attachment to their inter- 
national civil forms, it would seem an utterly hopeless task to at- 
tempt a change in their religious rites relating to the unseen and 
controlling powers all about them. But the fact remains, account 
for it as you may, that the devoted English missionaries were par- 
tially successful in their attempts to " convert " the natives to Chris- 
tianity ; albeit it generally proved in the end a ruinous operation to 
the natives, as they took more readily to the vices than the virtues 
of their Christian neighbors. At this same Conference of which 
we write, a minister was ordained to go among the people of one of 
the tribes, to labor for their conversion. The history of the Housa- 
tonic Indians shows that this effort met with a considerable meas- 
ure of success. They as a tribe accepted the new Deity, the new 
forms of worship, and many of the ways of civilization; thus they 
were held constant friends of the English in subsequent French and 
English wars. 

The Diary quoted below had never before, so far as known, been 
published. In his introduction Mr. Titus said : — 

" The following diary was kept by a member of the council of 
Governor Jonathan Belcher, on the tour to consult with the Indians 
in the western part of the Bay Province. It is not known by whom 
it was written. " 

This itinerary is condensed, but the entries bearing on the Confer- 
ence are given in full. 


f On Wednesday morning August 20 th . 1735. about six o'clock 
His Excellency, attended by a number of Gentlemen, set out from 
Boston on a Journey to Deerfield, about 120 miles." 

That day they reached Col. Chandler's at Worcester; August 
21st, reached Col. Dwight's at Brookfield ; the 22d, Col. Stoddard's 
at Northampton ; the 25th, they went up to Deerfield. 
" 26 th . Tuesday tarry'd at Deerfield. 

27 th . Wednesday at Deerfield. There was a Tent erected of 
about 100 Foot long, where the Gov 1 ', din'd with the rest of the 

*July 10, 1735, John Wheelwright was allowed by the Council six hundred pounds, 
for tin" purchase of " a present to the Western Indians to be given them at the intended 
Interview at Deerfield. " 

1906.] Conference at Deer field, 1735. 261 

Gentlemen, & where in the afternoon the Tribe of the Cagnaroagas 
(or French Mohawks)* was sent for, & after the usual Salutations 
& Conference they were dismist. 

28 th . Thursday at Deerfield. The same was done to the Hoase- 
tonnocks, & to the Scattacooks & Mohegans [Mohawks] together, 
in the forenoon. In the afternoon the Mohawks [French Mohawks] 
were sent for again, & had a conference. It lasted about an hour 
& an half. 

29 th . Friday at Deerfield. The Housetonnocks were sent for, 
& had a conference : it lasted about an hour & an half (in the fore- 
noon) Then the Mohawks [French Mohawks] were sent for, 
reciev'd their Presents after a short Conference, & din'd with the 
Governour &> Gentlemen in the Tent, & after Dinner the Gov r . took 
his Leave of them. 

30 th . Saturday at Deerfield. The Housetonnocks were sent for, 
& after some Conference reciev'd their Presents, & were dismist. 
Then the Scattacooks were sent for & in like manner reciev'd their 
Presents, the Mohegans [Mohawks] reciev'd theirs after Dinner 
without any further Conference. These three Tribes [Housatonics, 
Scattakooks, Caghnawagas] din'd with the Governour. 

31 st . Sabbath Day at Deerfield. In the forenoon, the Rev d . M r . 
[John] Sergeant was ordain'd to preach the Gospel to the Tribe of 
the Housetonnock Indians. The Rev d . M r . [Jonathan] Ashley of 
Deerfield began with Prayer, the Rev d . M r . [Nathaniel] Appleton 
of Cambridge preach'd from 2 Tim : 2 : 21 . f If a man therefore purge 
himself from these he shall be a Vessell unto Honour, sanctified & 
meet for the Master's use, & prepared unto every good work. ' The 
Rev d . M r . [William] Williams of Hatfield gave the charge, & the 
Rev d . M r [Stephen] Williams of Springfield the right hand of Fel- 
lowship. In the afternoon the Rev d . M r Williams of Springfield 
preach'd from 2 : Is : 4 : ? And he shall judge among the nations, 
&> shall rebuke many peoples : and they shall beat their swords into 
ploughshares, & their Spears into Pruning Hooks.' " 

Sept. 1, Monday, they rode up to Fort Dummer; Sept. 2, they 
rode through Northfield, Montague, Sunderland, and Hadley, to 
Kelloggs ferry, where the Governor and party crossed over to North- 
ampton ; Sept. 3, they went to Westfield, and thence to Springfield ; 
Sept. 4, homeward bound, they reached Brookfield ; Sept. 5, at 
Marlborough; and Sept. 6, arrived at Boston. 

In the official report of the Conference by Gov. Belcher, there ia 
a notable lack of the picturesque and embellished oratory which 
writers generally put into the mouths of Indian speakers. In fact, 
the language of Gov. Belcher is more figurative than that of the In- 

*The Caghnawagas were an offshoot of the Mohawks, one of the Five Nations. 
They had been converted by Catholic missionaries and induced to remove and settle 
on the Sorel River in Canada. There they were a bulwark against invasion from the 
South. They were known as " French Mohawks. " 

262 Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn. [July, 



Communicated by Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 
From the manuscript copy owned by the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames. 

[Concluded from page 205.] 


Oct r 6. The Wife of Dea n Dorchefter.— The Wife of Squire 

Recm d by M r Persons. 


Jan y . Oliver King & his Wife. 

Aug* 4. Eunice Root. Sep* 22. Wealthy Carpenter. 

Sep* 29. Samuel Rogers. — Jofiah Whitney. 

Oct. 6. Nathaniel Rogers. 27. Charles Warner. — Elijah Loomis Jun r . 

Nov br 3. Abigail Root. 10. Seth King and his Wife. 17. Leonard 

Rogers and his Wife. 
Decem br 1. Caleb Talcott Jun r . 
Decem br 15. James Chapman. 

Anno Dom 1 1783. 

Jan y 26. Amafa Loomis & his Wife. 

Feb. 2. Rachel Hunt. 23. Elijah Loomis & his Wife. 

March 16. Solomon Loomis Ju r . 

Apriel. Jofeph Seffions & Wife Recommended by y e 5 th C hh in Windham. 


Aug* 10. Jofeph Loomis & his Wife Lois. — Eunice the Wife of Daniel 

Carpenter recomend d by M r Willard. 
Sep* 12. Jerufha Wife of Ezek 1 Richardfon, Recmd d by M r Strong. 


June 5. Lucy, the Wife of Afahel Root, Recommend by M f Strong 

Aug* 5. Henry Waldo & Hannah his Wife Recom d by M r Colton. 
Sept. 19. Daniel Field & his Wife Recommended by M r Colton. 


March 12. Juftus Talcott & Sarah his Wife. 

Apriel 16. Rufus Safford & Mary his Wife. 

May. Elifabeth the Wife of Phinehas Chapman. 

June 18. Jonathan Fowler & his Wife Sarah. 

Aug* 12. Benj 11 Talcott Jun r & his Wife Recomended by M r Colton. 

June 17. Rachel the Wife of Elijah Loomis Jun r . 


John Olcott & Wife. 
Nov br 2. Oliver Hunt & his Wife. 

1906.] Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn. 263 


May 3. Guftavus Kilborn & his Wife Elifabeth. 
June 7. Ebenezer Kellogg Jim. & Abigail his Wife. 
Nov. 8. Jofeph King. 


March 7. Lucy the wife of Mofes Thrall. 

May 30. Phinehas Talcott & his Wife. 

July 11. Lucy, Wife of Tho s Field recommend by M r Colton. 

Sep 11 12. Cornelius Roberts & his Wife. 26. Daniel Lord & his Wife. 

Oct r 3. The wife of James Chapman. 3. Sarah Torry. 

1791 1791. 

June 5. Seth Talcott & Wife recommended by M r Elles of E. Bury.* 

Aug* 15. Samuel Talcott. 

Sep* 18. Rofwell Smith & his Wife.— Mabel the wife of Stephen Rich- 

ardfon recommend by M r Strong of Coventry. 
Decem b 4. Leverett Biffel and his Wife. 

Anno Domini 1792. 

June 9. Rachel the wife of Zadok How. 

July 15. The Widow Simons.' 
Aug* 26. Sarah, the wife of Samuel Talcott. 

Sep* 30. David Smith & Olive his Wife. 
Nov br 4. Reuben King. 

A. Dom 1 1793. 

Ap 1 7. Hezekiah Loomis & his Wife. 

June 16. Rofwell Pain & his Wife. 

Sep* 29. Eli Hammond and his Wife. 

Decem br 15. Reuben Carpenter & Miriam his Wife. 

ADomini 1794. 

June 22. Roger Darte & his wife recommended by y e C^ in Surry, N. 

Decem br 7. Sarah, the wife of Cap* Fuller, recom d by M r Persons, E. H.f 

ADom 1 1795. 
Marc b 1. Eliakim Hitchcock Jun r & his Wife. 
Ap 1 19. The wife of Jofeph Hyde recommend by M r Willar d . 
Aug* 9. Samuel Field. 


Jan* 17. Thomas W. Kellogg & Mary his Wife. 
June 19. Abel Driggs and Rachel his Wife. 
July 17. Ebenezer Hunt and Mary his Wife. 
Aug* 28. Cap* Jehiel Fuller. 
Nov br 20. The wife of John Olcott. 20. The wife of Caleb Talcott 
Jun r . 27. Widow Mary Hyde, recommended by M r Nott of Franklin. 

Jan y 29. John Darte. 
Mar b 19. Simon King & his Wife. 

* East Glastenbury. 
t Easthampton. 

264 Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn. [July, 

A p 1 2. Salmon King. 17. Sarah, the wife of Ebenezer Reed. 30. 

Ebenezer Reed. 
June 11. Lois y e wife of Nath 1 Hurlburt. 
Sept 3. Jacob Talcott & Anna his wife. 17. Achfah, wife of John 

Pearl, recommended by M r Alden of Willington. 

Anno Dom 1 1798. 

Jan y 7. Daniel Talcott & his wife. 

May 13. Alvin Talcott and his wife. 

Aug 5. Doc* Eleazer Maccray & his wife. 

Oc* 21. Alvan Baker & his wife. 

Anno Dom 1 1799. 

Feb 17. Elijah Skinner Jun r & his wife. 
Nov br 24. D r Hinckly & his wife. 

Anno Domini 1800. 

March 23. Clarifsa Ladd. — Sarah Pratt. 

May 24. Lyman Hunt. — John Delano. 

Aug 1 10. Abigail Carpenter. 31. Elijah Tucker Ju r & his wife, 

Oct r 6. Allen McLean. 

Nov br 23. John Chapman. 

Anno Dom 1 1801. 
March 29. Samuel Anders & his wife. 

May 31. Elijah Hammond & Martha his wife recommend by M r Colton. 
Aug 1 2. Sufannah King. 16. Alpheus Anders & his wife. 

Anno Dom 1 1802. 

Januy 17. Hannah the 2 d wife of Eben r Kello<™ Jun r . 

May 9. Percy the wife of Jofeph Hyde Jun r recommended by M r Pond 

Paftor of the 1 st C hb in Afhford. 
June 6. Benjamin Kilbourn & his wife recommended by M r King Paftor 

of y e 2 C 1 * in East Hartford. 
Nov 7. Caleb Parfsons & his wife recommended by M z Hayes of South 


ADom 1 1803. 

April 3. Solomon Perrin & Anna his wife recommended by M r Gillet 
Paftor of y e O* in Gilead. 

May 8. Eraftus M c Kinney. 

Sep tr 25. Hannah 2 d wife of Benjamin Talcott Jun r . 

Oct r 2. Lucy wife of Hope Tucker, recommend by Salmon King, Pal- 
tor of the C hh in Orford. 

Nov br 6. Lois the wife of Nathan Chapman. 

Decern 1. Will™ Worthington & Wife, and their daughters Sarah & 
Celina, recommended by M r Forward of Belch erftown in MafTachufetts. 

ADom 1 1804. 

March 30. Betsey 3* 1 wife of Ebenezer Kellogg Jun r , recommended by 

M r Judfon of Sheffield MafiT 18 . 
Aug 1 5. Abraham Whedon & Lydia his wife recommended by M r Eells 

Paftor of y e 2 d C llh in Branford. 
Oct r 7. Widow Rachel Brunfon. 
Decem' ,r 2. Nabbe the wife of John Chapman recommend by Rev d Mr. 

Colton of Bolton. 

1906.] Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn. 265 

ADom 1 1805. 

Aug* 4. John Pain & his wife. 
Oct r 20. Hope Tucker. 

Anno Domini 1806. 

June 29. Salley Roberts. — Clarifla Coming. 

Aug fc 24. Ezekiel Baker & his wife. 31. Sarah the wife of Brint Pain. 

A.D. 1807. 

May 31. Francis King A.B. 
July 12. Darius Hunt & his Wife. 

Anno Dom 1 1808. 

May 8. Daniel Cone & Keziah his wife, recommended by the Rev d W m 

Lyman Pastor of the church in Millington. 
June 26. Emely Bow. 
Oct 1 " 2. The wife of Daniel Fuller. 
Nov br 20. Charles Lee. 
Decem br 4. Alexander M c Lean & wife recommended by Rev d Salmon 

King of Orford. 25. Miriam Sheldon. 


Jan y 8. John Bingham recommended by the Rev d Eph m Woodruff N. 

Apriel 9. Mary Corning. — Olive Hammond. 16. Joanna Johns. — Patty 

May 14. The wife of Francis M c Lean. 28. The wife John A. Hall. 

June 4. Polly Woodard. 

Oct r 22. Elijah Hammond Jun r . 29. Harriet Humphry. — Betsey Rog- 
ers. — Nancy Rogers. — Lydia Cady. 

Nov br 5. Anna, the wife of Doct r Dart, recommended by y e Rev d W m B. 
Riply of Lebanon Gofhen. 

Anno Dom 1 1810. 

Jan y 7. Sarah Thrall. — Zina King. 

Feb y 25. Eunice Rogers. — Lydia Root. — Fanny Smith. — Electa Smith. 

Anno Dom 1 1811. 

June 16. Widow Sibel Barstow, recommend d by the Church in Columbia. 
Oct 1 " . Susannah wife of Elijah King. 

Nov 24. Josiah Fox, recommended by the C 1 * in Enfield of which Rev d 
N. Prudden is Pastor. 

Anno Dom 1 1812. 

March 1. The wife of Jonathan S. Tucker. 

May 10. Delano Abbot & his wife. [They only " owned the Covenant." 

—A. S. K.] 
Nov br 22. Clark Tucker. 

Anno Dom 1 1813. 

Apriel 18. Sally, the wife of Elam Tuttle, recommended by the Pastor 

& C hh in North Haven. 
May 6. Ruth the wife of Reuben Skinner recommend by Rev d M r Ripley 

& C hh in Malborough. 
Aug* 15. Anna, the wife of Elliot Palmer. 
Oct r 3. Betsey Pran [Pain?]. 

2G6 Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn. [July, 

Anno Dom 1 1814. 

July 2 1. Ruth, wife of ■ Scott. 

An*: 1 14. Martin Kellogg. — George Kellogg. 21. Ammariah Knox. — 

Nancy Talcott. — Zilplia Perkins. 
Sept 25. Lydia Corning. 
Decem br 18. Hulda Millard. 

Anno Dom 1 1815. 

Jan y 8. Anne, wife of Col 1 L. P. Tinker. 

March 5. Ruth Sage, widow of Reuben Sage. — Jemima Hills, widow. 

April 23. Ephraim Tucker & his wife. 30. Lyman Ransom & his wife. 
— Sophrona Wheadon, — Meliscent Wheadon. — The widow Anna Car- 
penter, recommended by doct r Nathan Williams, Pastor of y e C ^ in 

May 7. Joshua Pearl Jun r & his wife. — Oliver Baker & his wife. — The 
widow Mary Warburton. — The widow of Stephen Johns. — Warren 
M'Kinney & his wife. — The wife of Lemuel Abott, (Lucre tia). — 21. 
Rachel Carpenter. — Anna Talcott. — Milla Talcott. — Amanda Stedman. 

June 11. The wife of Reuben Sage. — The wife of John R. Phelps. — The 
wife John Abbott. — The wife of Aaron Perrin. — Hannah Wells. — Calista 

Aug 1 6. Cyntha, wife of Russel King. — wife of Russel Sage. 

— Henry Kellogg. 20. Sarah Talcott. — Clarissa M c Lean. 

Anno Dom 1 1816. 

Feb 25. Eunice Chapman. — Docia Wells. — Mary the wife of Ralph 

March 24. Flavel Talcott & his wife Eunice, who were recommended by 

y e Rev d M r Parmele of Bolton. 
June 16. Miriam Root. 
Sep* 1. Lydia Millard. — Roxy King. 

A.Domini 1817. 

May 25. Eliza, wife of George Kellogg recommended by Rev d E. Cook 
of Orford, E. H. 


June 28 th . Widow Mary Scarborough recommended by the church of 

Christ in Brooklyn by letter dated Jan* 30 th 1818. 
July 5 th . Eldad Barber and his wife. — Agustus Grant and his wife. — The 

wife of Wareham Grant. — Margery Drown. 
Sept 6 th . Joel Talcot & the wife of Francis M c Lean. 
Nov 1 st . Sylva the wife of George Holden. — Olive Abbot. — Gurdon 
Grant. — Electa Grant. 


Jan 7 3 rd . Asa Cone. — wife of Asa Cone. — Henry Dixon. — Sarah, the 
wife of Elijah Lee. — Anne, the wife of Curtis Crane. — Olive Smith. — 
Hannah P. Talcott. 

March 7 ,h . Wife of Harvey Cunningham, — Lucy Cunningham. — Martha 
Hammond. — Sarah Lee. — Lucy Lee. — Deborah Pearl. — Elizabeth Tal- 
cott. — Maria Kollogg. 

July 4 th . Erastus MMJollura.— Baca Wife of John Walker.— Miriam Wife 
of Joel Thrall. — Hannah Talcott. — Elizabeth Warburton. — Mary Anne 
Chapman. — Eunice llincley. — Elizabeth llineley. — Mary Cunningham. 

1906.] Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn. 267 

Sept 5 th . Francis Grant. — Wife of Francis Grant. — Royal Talcott. — Sarah 
Carpenter. — Jerusha, Wife of John Lucas. — Betsey Talcott. — Julia Tal- 

Nov 7 tb . Mrs Lydia Hall (by letter from the church of Christ in Orford). 


Jan y 2 rd . George Tryon. — Wife of George Tryon. — Josiah Hammond. — 
Benjamin Talcott Jun. — Seneca Gale. 

May 7 th . Sally, wife of Eliphalet C. Parker, by letter from the church of 
Christ in Montville. 

July 3 rd . Bathsheba Talcott. — Lucretia Hunt. 

Sept. 3 rd . Else Fuller (by letter from the Church of Christ in East Had- 

Feb y 25 th . Harriet W. Ely (by letter from the church of Christ in Hart- 

Feb 13 th . Dea c Elisha Ladd, (by letter from the Church of Christ in 
North Wilbraham.) 

Feb 25 th . Nathaniel Hubbard Jun and Wife (by letter from the Church 
of Christ in Bolton.) 

Aug 25 th 1822. Eliza, wife of Allyn Kellogg Recommended by Rev d 

A. B. Collins, Pastor of the Church in Andover. 
25 tb . Wealthy Hayden Recommended by Rev d Henry Lord Pastor of 

the Church in Williamsburgh Mas. 
Sept 29 th . Mary Johns. 
Oct 27 th . Martha, wife of Royal Talcott recommended by letter from 


1823 May 25 th . Elisabeth Kellogg wife of Nathaniel O Kellogg Recom- 
mended by the Church of Christ in Stock,bridge, Mas, David D Field 

Oct. 26 th . Thomas Wells and Wife Recommended by the Church of 

Christ in 'To'lTanftTAnsel Nash Pastor. 
Nov 9. £ybel Tuttle the Wife of Miles Tuttle Recommended by the 

Church in NortnHaven. « 

1824 Jan 11. Betsey Talcott the Wife of Benjamin Talcott Recommended 
by the Rev d Ansel Nash Pastor of the Church in Tolland. 

Jan 11. Alithea Kellogg Wife of Henry Kellogg. Recommended by the 
Church of Christ in Bolton. 

June 14 th 1818. By vote of the church, Oliver Baker and his wife recom- 
mended to the church of Christ in Springfield. 
Letter sent Oct. 1819. 

Sept 27 th . The wife of Russel King recommended by vote of the church 
to the fellowship of the churches wherever Providence may call her. 

1819 Aug 1 st . Rachel Lyman (formerly Rachel Carpenter) by vote of 
the church recommended to the church of Christ in Paris, N. York, 
society of Hanover. 

1820 May 18 th . George Tryon and wife recommended to the church of 
Christ in Gilead. 

268 Descendants of John Chedsey. [July, 

Aug i*" 1 . Amaziah Knox recommended to the Church in the South Society 
in Hart lord. 

April 27 Ul 1821. Sarah Landfear (formerly Sarah Talcott) by vote of the 
Church recommended to the Church of Christ in Ori'ord. 

The following persons have been Recommended from this Church since 

M r Ely,s Dismission — Viz — 

About, April 1 st 1822. Abraham Whedon & Wife and Melicent Whedon, 
rec etl certificate of good standing in this church, upon which they were 
received into the church in N. Branford. 

About June 1 st 1823. Widow Ruth Skinner received a letter of Dismis- 
sion, Recommended to the Church in Marlborough. 

May 2 d . The Church voted letters of Dismission — To Betsey the Wife 
of George W. Griswold to the Church in Manchester. 

To Sally Wife of Eliphalet C. Parker to the Church in Montville. 
To Elizabeth Wife of Silas Drake to the first Church in Hartford. 

P. Talcott. 



Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smyth and communicated by Dr. Bernard C. Steiner. 

1. Dea. John 1 Ciiidsey, of East Haven, Conn., was an early settler 
at New Haven, and took the oath of fealty in 1647. He married Eliza- 
beth , and died Dec. 31, 1G88. His wife died the same year. 

Children : 

i. Mary, 2 b. Sept. 22, 1650; d. Oct. 9, 1650. 

ii. John, b. Oct. 21, 1651; d. 1693. 

iii. Sarah, b. Oct. 21, 1653; m. Oct. 26, 1683, Samuel Ailing. 

2. iv. Joseph, b. Dec. 5, 1655; d. 1712. 

v. Daniel, b. July 30, 1657; d. June 4, 1667. 

vu Mary, b. Nov. 24, 1659 ; m. Mch. 2, 1695, Jonathan Gilbert. 

3. vii. Caleb, b. Nov. 20, 1661; cl. Feb. 20, 1713. 
viii. Hannah, b. Jan. 9, 1663. 

4. ix. Eijenezer, b. Feb. 10, 1665; d. Sept. 26, 1726. 
x. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 16, 1668; d. July 16, 1688. 

2. Joseph 2 Ciiidsey (John 1 ) married Sarah . 

Children : 

i. Hannah, 3 b. Jan. 28, 1696; m. Nov. 30, 1718, Levi Bradley. 

ii. Joseph, b. Aug. 15, 1698; d. young. 

iii. Sarah, b. May 13, 1700; d. Mch. 7, 1778; m. May 16, 1721, Eben- 

ezer Lee of Guilford, who d. Sept. 24, 1751. 
iv. Abigail, b. Apr. 28, 1702; m. Mch. 12, 1729, Daniel Hitchcock, 
v. Rachel, b. Mch. 16, 1704. 
vi. Dinah, b. May 14, 1707. 
vii. Abel, b. Mch. 7, 1708-9; d. Mch. 2-1, 1709-10. 

5. viii. Joseph, I). Aug. 8, 1710; d. May 19, 1790. 

3. Caleb'" Ciiidsi.v (John 1 ) married first, May 10, 1G88, Anne Thomp- 

son, who died dan. 1"), 1691—2, without issue; and married second, 
Jan. G, 169.*), Hannah Dickerman, who died Dec. 25, 1708. 

1906.] Descendants of John Chedsey, 269 

Children by second wife : 

i. Daniel, 3 b. Men. 25, 1695; d. Oct. 27, 1716. 

6. ii. Caleb, b. May 9, 1697. 

7. iii. Abraham, b. Men. 31, 1699. 
iv. Mary, b. Oct. 13, 1701. 

4. Ebenezer 2 Chidsey {John 1 ) married Priseilla Russell, who died 

Jan. 1, 1728. 
Children : 

i. Sarah, 3 b. Dec. 8, 1689. 

ii. John, b. Nov. 6, 1691. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 6, 1693. 

iv. John, b. Men, 4, 1694-5. 

v. Samuel, b. June 6, 1699 ; d. Oct. 8, 1726. 

vi. Ebenezer, b. Dec. 6, 1701 ; killed by upsetting a cart, Juue 28, 1716. 

vii. James, b. Aug. 23, 1704. 

5. Joseph 3 Chidsey (Joseph? John 1 ), of North Guilford, married, Oct. 

22, 1735, Bathshua, daughter of Timothy Baldwin of North Guil- 
ford, who died Sept. 15, 1792, aged 76. 
Children : 

8. i. Joseph, 4 b. July 11, 1738. 

ii. Lois, b. July 3, 1741 ; m. July 2, 1760, John Bartlett of North Guil- 
ford, who d. Men. 13, 1801 ; cl. Feb. 15, 1820. 

iii. Samuel, b. Dec. 4, 1743. 

iv. Asenath, b. July 15, 1746; m. Feb. 16, 1774, Selah Dudley. 

v. Sarah, b. Aug. 24, 1748. 

vi. Mary, b. Oct. 14, 1751 : m. Jan. 27, 1779, Luther Dudley. 

9. vii. Nathan, b. Men. 14, 1755; d. Nov. 3, 1832. 

6. Caleb 3 Chidsey ( Caleb? John 1 ) married widow Abigail Smith. 

Children : 

i. Isaac, 4 b. Nov. 8, 1731. 
ii. Caleb, b. Sept. 1, 1738. 


7. Abraham 3 Chidsey (Caleb? John 1 ) married first, Mabel 

who died Mch. 8, 1734 ; and married second, Mary , who died 

Apr. 3, 1737. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Daniel, 4 b. 1719 ; cl. 1720. 

ii. Daniel, b. 1728; d. 1729. 

iii. Daniel, b. 1729 ; cl. 1730. 

iv. Hannah, cl. July 1, 1730. 

v. Abraham. 

8. Joseph 4 Chidsey (Joseph? Joseph? John 1 ) married Zerviah, daugh- 

ter of Daniel Collins. 
Children : 

i. Lois, 6 b. Sept. 7, 1761; d. Feb. 13, 1774. 
ii. Augustus, b. Jan. 27, 1764. 
iii. Samuel, b. Aug. 14, 1766. 

9. Nathan 4 Chidsey (Joseph? Joseph? John 1 ), married first, Dec. 27, 

1786, Rachel Benton, who died Nov. 25, 1820 ; and married second, 
Apr. 8, 1821, Mary Kimberley, who died Feb. 13, 1850. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Joseph, 5 b. July 5, 1787; m. Mch. 16, 1809, Molly Coe of Durham, 
and had : 1. Helen,* b. June 6, 1818 ; m. John Wadsworth of Wash- 

270 Gardiner Family Bible Records. [July, 

inirton, I). C. 2. Maria Thereta. 3. Joseph. 4. Charles Philip, b. 
.June (>, 1817; m. Sarah C. Squire of Durham, who was b. Oct. 4, 
L821, in Granville, Mass. j lived in New York. Children: Charles 
Adrian, 7 Marian Augusta, Sarah Squire, Frank Bates, Joseph, 

Herbert Chauncey, Nathan, Anna Catharine, (a daughter), 

Nathan A., and Helen B. 
ii. Abraham, b. Oct. 13, 1791 ; was very talented but wild, and went 
away about 18ir>. 


Communicated by Ernest Lewis Gat, A.B., of Boston. 

The following items are copied from a leaf of the family Bible 
which belonged to David Gardiner (David, 4 John, 3 David, 2 Lion 1 ), 
of Gardiner's Island and New London, born 3 June, 1718, A.B. 
Yale 1736, died 17 Jan., 1776. This leaf is now in the possession 
of his great-great-granddaughter Miss Jane Richards Perkins of New 
London, Conn. The items form distinct additions to the data found 
in Curtiss C. Gardiner's "Lion Gardiner and his Descendants" 
(1890), page 118. 

David Gardiner and Elizabeth Gardiner was married A.D. 1741, 
March 29. 

Samuel Gardiner ye Son of David and Elizabeth Gardiner was born 
A.D. 1742/3 Febr. 4. Departed Life September (?) 14, 1775. 

Elizabeth Gardiner ye Daughter of David and Eliz a . Gardiner was born 
A.D. 1744 October 15. Departed Life Aug. 6, 1757. 

Mary Gardiner ye Daughter of David and Elizabeth Gardiner was born 
A.D. 1746 May 12. 

David Gardiner ye Son of David and Elizabeth Gardiner was born 
A.D. 1748/9 March 18. 

Elizabeth Gardiner ye Daughter of David and Eliz a . Gardiner was born 
A.D. 1750/1 Jan. 25. 

Joseph Gardiner ye Son of David and Elizabeth Gardiner was born A.D. 
1753 April 17. 

Luoretia Gardiner ye Daughter of David & Elizabeth Gardiner was 
born A.D. 1755 Apr 1 . 18. 

Thomas Gardiner ye Son of David & Elizabeth Gardiner was born 
A.D. 1757 Nov. 5. 

Elizabeth Gardiner the Wife of David Gardiner Departed this Life 
Octob' 13, 1772 in the Fifty First year of Her Age. 

David Gardiner Departed this Life J any 17, 1770 — In the Fifteth 
Eaight year of his age. 

Samuel Gardiner Son to David and Elizabeth Gardiner departed this 
life June 11, 1775. 

July 9, 171)2, departed life at N. York, Thomas Gardiner Son of David 
& Eliz a . Gardiner Aged 34— 

David Gardiner son of David & Elizabeth Gardiner Departed this I 
at Flusing Long Island Sept. 2, 1809 Aged GO. 

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Communicated by Wilford Jacob Litchfield, M.S., of Southbridge, Mass. 

[Continued from page 182.] 

May 15. 1791* Clarrifsa & Lucinda twins Daughters to Sam 11 : Damon and 


May 22 Lydia Daughter to Simeon Daman & wife 

June 5 Clarrifsa D. to ahiel Turner Jun 1 '. & wife 

Galen Clapp Son to Capt John James & wife 
Rebeckah in Private D. to Tho s . Lapham Jun r & wife 

July 3 George & Ruth, Son and D. to Tho s . Lapham Jun and wife 

Deflre Eells D. to Calvin Daman and Wife 
Elias Son to James Barrell Jun 1 *. And Wife 

Aug sfc 7 : Quintus Carolus, Son of Charles Turner Efq r . & Wife 
Lucinda D : to Elijah Turner and wife 
Tryphine D to Tho s . Sylvefter Jun 1 '. & Wife 
Sylvefter Son to Charles Tolman & wife 
Joseph Son To Roland Turner and wife 
Thomas Son to Tho s . Waterman and Wife 
Lufstanos. Son to Bryant Stephenfon & wife 
Mary Collier[?] D to Galen Daman & Wife in private 
Zacheriah adult in y e other Parifh very Sick. His other 

name Nafh. 
Charles, Son to Noah Meritt in private 
Elifha Son to Elifha Young & wife 
Benj a Turner Son to Benj a Lane & wife 
Horace Son to Capt Enoch Collmomore [mc] and wife 
Experence D to Sam 11 . Randall and Wife 
Hannah D to Capt John James and wife 
Hannah D to Nath 11 Waterman and wife 
Thirzby D to Jofhua Bryant Jun r . & wife 
Betfy D. to Mathew Tore [Torrey] & Wife 
Chloe D to Benj a Bowker Jun r . and wife 
Thomas Son to tho s . Ruggles & wife 
Sam 11 . Son to Charls Turner Efq r . & Wife. 
Mary D to Sam 11 . Curtis & wife 
Leafe D to Jofeph Cufhing & wife 
Harris Son to Gerfhom Bowker in Private 
Lucy & Ruth Daughters to Will m Barrell and wife 
Samuel Son to Charles Turner Efq r . and wife 
Lydia, Betfy, Hannah, D s : William Joliah Levitt Sons to 

William James & wife. 
Polly D : to s d . James & wife Baptized in private 

* This entry begins what is left of the church baptisms of Rev. David Barnes — con» 
tained in loosely-sewed sheets, without covers, preserved at the Norwell Bank. There 
appears to be a hiatus in these records from 1757 to this entry, Rev. Dr. Barnes re- 
tired from the ministry in 1809, and was succeeded by Rev. Samuel Deane. Besides 
the baptisms, there are marriages, church admissions, dismissals, etc. 

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Sept 16 Elijah Stowers Son to Elijah Curtice Jun* c^ wife 

Lucy Cufhing I). To Stephen Bowker cv wife 
Elijah Son to John Hatch and wife. 

Calvin Son to Calvin Daman & wife 
Artimifsa: I) to Jonathan Hatch Jun*. and wife 
James Son to Jefse Wright & wife 
Juda Litchfield 1). To Jofhua Daman & wife 
Polly D: to Tho s . Lapham Juu r . and wife 
Eleanor Wife of Robert Northy. 

Eleanor I) : & James Son to Robert Northy and Wife 
Jofeph Son to Sam 11 . Simmons & Wife 
Mary Turner D. to Jofeph Tolman Jim r & Wife 
Thankful! Wife to Sam 11 . Simons Adult 
Peleg & Sam 11 . Sons to Sam 11 . Simons and wife 
Luther son to Luther Barrell and Wife 
Benj a . Ilearfsy son to Braddock Jacobs and wife 
Marcus Son to Sam 11 . Tolman <k wife 
John Son to Elijah Bow T ker and wife 
Elijah Son t<j William Brooks Junr & wife 
Clarrifsa D: to Jofeph Jacobs and Wife 
Lucy D. to Benj a Lane and Wife 
Anna D. to Elifha Briggs and wife 
Bettfy D : to Israel Turner & wife 
Gorham Son to Jofeph Benfon & wife 
Betfev D. to Nath 11 . Cufhing & wife 
Lucy D. to Jofeph Cufhing and wife 
Abigail D to Gerfhom Bowker and wife in private 
Elifha Son to David Clapp & wife in private 
Lucy D. to Nath 11 Chittenden & Wife 
Nancy D to Lemuel Jacobs & wife 
Jlorrace Son to J6*hn James and wife 
Hannah Tolmon D. to Charles Turner Efq r . & Wife 
Either D to Charles Cole & wife 
Alpheus Son to Micah Stetfon & wife 
Eft her D to Charles Cole and wife 

Eldward [or Edward] son to Nath 11 . Cufhing Jun r . and wife 
Benjamin son to Roland Turner and wife 
Johannah D. to Elifha Young and wife 
Turner son to Jonat 11 . Hatch Jun r : and w r ife 
Sam 11 . Stanly Son to Sam 11 . Bowker Negro and wife 
Harriot, Stanly I) 1 ' to Prince Freeman Neirro & wife 
Nabby I) : to Stephen Bowker and wife 
Sam 11 . Litchfield Son to Simion Daman & wife 
Betfev. D to Tho 8 . Buggies and wife 
2. Fanny I) to David Clapp and wife 
Elijah Son to David Clapp and wife 
Tryphofy I) to Tho 8 . Sylvefter & wife 
Eliza. Bailey. Son to Elijah Turner Klq r . and wife 
Ruth Tillden D: to Calvin Daman & Wife 
Son to Pickh is Cufhing -Inn 1 , and wife 
Jofeph Copeland son to Sam 11 . Tolman & wife 
.ho e 1 1 Sarah Jacobs Daughter to Elifha Briggs & wife 
.July 2G Loring Cufhing son to Micah Lapham & wife 

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Nabby Leavet D. to Luther Barrell & wife 
A££ee[?] D : to Co 11 . Will m . Turner & wife 
Fanny D. to Benj a Lane and wife 
Theadore son to Charles Turner Efq r . and wife 
John son to John Fofter Jun r . & "Wife 
Lydea D. to Braddock Jacobs and wife 
Betfy. D to Gerfhom Ewell and wife 
Charles, son to David Clapp and wife 

Seth Stoddard Jun r . and wife Owned the Covenant He was 
Baptized with two of y r . Children Named Benjamin and 
Lucinda an adult D to Sylvanus Daman. 
Demick Bowker son to Galen Daman & wife in private 
Jofiah son to Charles Briggs and wife 
Jofhua Dauis son of Harris Turner and wife 
Charles son to Stephen Totman & wife 
Thomas son to Sam 11 : Simmons and wife 
Nabby an adult Wife to Ezra Dingley of Duxbury 
Lydia D. to Elijah Curtice & wife. 
Cloe S towers D. to John Turner & wife 
Anna D. to Simeon Daman & wife 
Abiah Joice D to Tho s Lapham Jun r and wife 
Harriot D to Nath 11 . Chittenden & wife 
Llannah an adult wife to Elijah Briggs 
James Buffinton son to Elijah Briggs & wife 
Elifabeth Daughter to Elijah Briggs & wife 
Baptized the Children of Confider Merritt & wife in private 
they being Sick of y e Canker Rafh — Polly : D. Joce[?] 
D : Benjamin Son. Roxa[?] D : Confider son Jofeph 
son Prifsa D 
Delight D to Elijah Bowker and wife 
Lydia Ford. D : to Micah Stetfon & wife 
Molly Dau tr . to William James & wife 
1797 Mary Rand. D: to Charles Turner Efq r . & wife 
9. Hannah Chandler Daug h to Cha[n]dler Cole and Wife 
Anfon son to Jon tb Hatch Jun r . & wife 
Ruth Turner D to Tho s . Cufhing & wife 
Ruth Thomas D to Picles Cufhing & wife 
Lazerus Bowker, Son to Galen Daman & wife 
Bethyah Woodard : D to Will m Gallon [?] Jun r & wife 
Stephen. Son to Jofeph Cufhing & wife. 
2 Debbe Cufhing D. to John Nafh & Wife in private 
5. Samuel Oakman son to Tho s . Rubles & wife 
12. William son to Charles Lapham & Wife 
Lucy D: to Nath 11 Winilow Jun 1 '. & wife 
19 Sarah Turner D. to Benj a Turner Lane & wife 
1798. Nathan Son to William Brooks and wife in private 
28. Turner. Son to Sam 11 . Tolman and wife in private 
Sarah D to Eben r : Copeland & wife 
Noah Son to Jofhua Bryant and wife 
Deborah Richmond : D to Perez Jacobs and wife 
Sam 11 . Weft son to Nath 11 . Cufhing and wife 
Gracy D to James Torry & wife 









274 Genealogies in Preparation. [July, 

Lacy Daughter to John James and wife 

James Newton Son to James Span-ell and wife 

Hannah Waterman. J) to Jofhua Jacobs Jun r . and wife 

Fanny D to Luther Barrel and wife 

Juda Hatch I) to Harris Turner & wife 
June 1G 1799 Lucy Sylvefter I) to John Ewell and wife 

Mary 1) to Elijah Curtice & wife 

James Son to Thomas Southward & wife 

Elifha son to Micah Stetson and wife 

Joanna & Hannah Daughters to Braddock Jacobs & wife 

Sarah Stockbridge D to Perez Turner & wife 

Joanna Turner. D to Capt Benj a Lane and wife 

Francis Son Col 1 . Charles Turner and wife 

Charles son to Charles Cole and wife 

Abiel son to Roland Turner and wife 

Mary D to Nath 11 Window Jun r . & wife 

Charlotte D to Charles Lapham & wife* 
Octo lir . 13 James So[n] to John Fofter Jun r & wife 
Octo br 20 John son to John Nadi and wife 

Hannah Stowel D to Elifha Brings and wife 

Sally D to Robert Northy and wife 
Nov br . 3 Howard son to Galen Daman and wife 

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(Continued from page 190.) 

Quimby. — John of Stanstead Co., P. Q., Canada, by Rev. Frank Gardner, 

119 South 4th St., Sunbury, Pa. 
Quinby. — Robert of Amesbury, Mass., by Henry Cole Quinbv, Union 

League Club, New York City. 
Quintard. — Isaac of Stamford, Co?in.,hy William A. Eardeley, 4G6 State 

St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Randall. — Matthew of Hopkinton, R. I., and Stephen of Westerly, R. L, 

by Aaron Ferry Randall, 350 Tremont Bldg., Boston, Mats. 
Randall. — Mattltew of Philadelphia, Pa., by Miss Elizabeth Deland, 

Haverford, Pa. 
Randall. — Robert of Weymouth, Mass., by Rev. W. L. Chaffin, North 

Easton, Mass. 
Randall. — William of Scituate, Mass., by George Leander Randall, 

Marion, Mass. 
RANNEY. — Thomas of Cromwell, Conn., by Charles Collard Adams, Crom- 
well, Conn. 
R wsom. — Matthew of Saybrooh, Conn., and Robert of Plymouth, Mats., by 

.John E. Hansom, *2(> West Avenue, Buffalo, N. Y. 
RAYNOR. — Thurston of J/empsfead, L. /., X. Y., by Murray Edward Poole, 

Poole Block, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Renai d, Royno, or Ryno. — Tohn of Elizabeth, N. J, by Dr. Wakemao 

Ryuo, BentOXl Harbor, Mich. 

1906.] Genealogies hi Preparation. 275 

Reynolds. — John and Jonathan of Greenwich, Conn., by Spencer P. Mead, 
139 West 43d St., New York City. 

Rjce. — Dea. Edmund of Marlborough, Mass., by George L. Burton, 87 
Church St., New Haven, Conn. 

Richards. — All lines, by W. G. Richards, 59 Hill Park Crescent, Ply- 
mouth, England. 

Ricker. — George of Dover, N. H., by Percy L. Ricker, 227 T St,, N. E., 
Washington, D. C. 

Ricketson. — William, of Dartmouth, Mass., and William of Portsmouth, 
R. I., by Mrs. Henry H. Edes, 62 Buckingham St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Rider. — William of Sherborn, Mass., by Henry F. Ryther, Newport, Vt. 

Rix. — Thomas of Salem, Mass., by Guy Scoby Rix, Concord, N. H. 

Roberts. — Thomas of Dover, N. H., by Oliver H. Roberts, 67 Oakland 
St., Melrose, Mass. 

Robeson. — Hon. Andrew of Pa., by Mrs. Joseph P. Osborne, 287 Ridge 
St., Newark, N. J. 

Robinson. — Isaac of Falmouth, Mass., by Henry Herbert Smythe, Fal- 
mouth, Mass. 

Rocket, or Rockwood. — Richard of England, by Elmer E. Rockwood, 
Box 163, Attleborough Falls, Mass. 

Roe, or Rowe. — John of East Jefferson, L. I., N. Y., by Alfred Seelye 
Roe, 5 Dix St., Worcester, Mass. 

Rogers. — Luke of Watertown, Mass., by Mrs. Ethel Brigham Leatherbee, 
274 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, Mass. 

Root. — John of Farmington, Conn., by Mrs. Harriet C. Fielding, 30 Winans 
St., East Orange, N. J. 

Ryerson. — Martin of Brooklyn, N T., by Albert Winslow Ryerson, 60 
Canfield Ave. E., Detroit, Mich. 

Ryno. — (See Renaud.) 

Sabin. — William of Rehoboth, Mass., by Rev. Anson Titus, 10 Raymond 
Ave., Somerville, Mass. 

St, Barbe. — Wyatt of England, by William Tracy Eustis, 19 Pearl St., 
Boston, Mass. 

St. Hill. — All lines, by W. G. Richards, 59 Hill Park Crescent, Ply- 
mouth, England. 

Salisbury. — Thomas of Northumberland Co., Va., by Rev. Joseph Brown 
Turner, 62 State St., Dover, Del. 

Sandes, Sands, or Sandys. — James of Block Island, R. I., by James 
Thomas Sands, Roe Bldg., St. Louis, Mo. 

Satterlee. — Nicholas of Westerly, R. I., by John C. Satterlee, 172 Wash- 
ington St., Chicago, 111. 

Sawtell. — Richard of Watertown, Mass., by Nelson S. Hopkins, Wil- 
liamsville, N. Y. 

Sayles. — John of England, by Henry A. Sayles, Box 31, Chepachet, R. I. 

Saxe. — John of Highgate, Vt., by John W. Saxe, 16 State St., Boston, Mass. 

Saxton. — George of Westfield, Mass., by Harold Newell Saxton, Custom 
House, New York City. 

Scofield. — Daniel of Stamford, Conn., by Wm. A. Eardeley, 466 State 
St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Scott. — Richard of Providence, R. I., by Stephen F. Peckham, 150 Hal- 
sey St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Searle, or Serle. — All lines, by W. G. Richards, 59 Hill Park Crescent, 
Plymouth, England. 

276 Genealogies in Preparation. [July, 

SEYMOUR. — Richard of Norwalk^ Conn., by Miss Mary K. Talcott, 135 

Sigouraej St., Hartford, Conn.; and Edward Seymour Beckwith, 

Elkhorn, Wis. 
ShACKFORD. — William of Newington, N. II. . by Mrs. Mary B. Morse, 24 

Park St., Haverhill, Mass. ; Samuel Sliackford, Winnetka, 111. ; and 

S. B. Sliackford, 151 Central Ave, Dover, N. II. 
Suear. — Johannes of Fish/all, N Y. (?), by George Thurston "Waterman, 

J II) Hamilton St., Albany, N. Y. 
Shedd. — Daniel of Billerica, Mass., by Frank E. Shedd, 93 Federal St., 

Boston, Mass. 
Siiiverick. — Rev. Samuel of Falmouth, Mass., by Henry Herbert Smythe, 

Falmouth, Mass. 
Shurtleff. — William of Marshfield, Mass., by Benjamin Shurtleff, Jr., 

85 Cushman St., Revere, Mass. 
Silver. — Thomas of Newbury, Mass., by H. A. Silver, 45 Palmer St., 

Roxbury, Mass. 
Sisson. — Richard of Dartmouth, Mass., by Arthur A. "Wood, Slocum, R. I. 
Skinner. — Thomas of Marlborough, Mass., by Fred Skinner Wood, Fox- 
borough, Mass. 
Slocum, Slocumb, or Slocomb. — Volume II., by Dr. Charles E. Slocum, 

Defiance, Ohio. 
Small. — Francis of Truro, Mass., by Rev. U. W. Small, West Leeds, Me. ; 

and Mrs. Edward McClure Peters, 501 West 113th St., New York 

Smith. — Ebenezer, Jr., of Woolwich, Me., by Walter H. Sturtevant, Rich- 
mond, Me. 
Smith. — Henry of Hingham, Mass., by Carroll F. Smith, 192 Lancaster St., 

Albany, N. Y. 
Smith. — Ralph of Eastham, Mass., by L. Bertrand Smith, 48 McDonough 

St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Smith. — Richard of Smithtown, L. I, N. Y, by Mrs. Edward C. Hawks, 

165 Summer St., Buffalo, N. Y. 
Smith. — Lieut. Samuel of Hadley, Mass., by George L. Burton, 87 Church 

St., New Haven, Conn. ; and Rev. William Durant, Saratoga Springs, 

N. Y. 
Snedeker. — Jan of Flatbush, Kings Co,, N. Y., by Isaac S. Waters, 1233 

Fulton St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Snoav. — Nicholas of Eastham, Mass., by F. W. Snow, 972 Massachusetts 

Ave., Cambridge, Mass. ; and Mrs. Charles L. Alden, 245 Pawling 

Ave., Troy, N. Y. 
Snow. — William of Bridgewater, Mass., by Mrs. Charles L. Alden, 245 

Pawling Ave., Troy, N. Y. 
South wick. — Lawrence of Salem, Mass., by John Herbert Barker, 53 Park 

St., Somerville, Mass. 
Spear. — George of Braintree, Mass., by William Spear, North Pembroke, 

SPELMAN. — Richard of Middlelown, Conn., by Mrs. Thomas J. Barbour, 

161) Hicks St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Spencer. — Gerard of Haddam, Conn., by Dr. Horatio N. Spencer, 2725 

Washington Ave, St. Louis, Mo. 
SpiCER. — Peter of Groton t Com/., by Susan S. Meeeh, Groton, Conn. 
Spink. — Robert of Narragansett or Portsmouth) R. I, by Kate Louise 

McMillan, 155 East North St., AVooster, Ohio. 

1906.] Genealogies in Preparation. 211 

Spinney. — Thomas of Kittery, Me., by Eugene N. Spinney, Shelburne 
Falls, Mass. 

Stamp. — William of Lincolnshire, Eng., by Mrs. Florence Danfortli Stamp, 
Adams Basin, Monroe Co., N. Y. 

Stansbury, or Stanborough. — All Massachusetts, Long Island and Mary- 
land lines, by Mrs. Walter Damon Mansfield, San Francisco, Cal. 

Stanton. — George of New York City, by Dr. William Austin Macy, Kings 
Park, Long Island, N. Y. 

Stark.— Aaron of New London, Conn. (?), by James R. Clark, Maunie, 111. 

Stephen. — Nicholas of Taunton, Mass., by Mary Stevens Ghastin, 2297 
N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Stevens. — Cyprian of London, Eng., by E. H. Stevens, 25 Banks St., 
West Somerville, Mass. 

Stevens. — Henry of Boston, Mass., by William A. Robbins,.178 Garfield 
Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Steward, Stewart, Stuart, or Steuart. — Duncan of Rowley, Mass., 
by Mrs. Willard B. Steward, Box 195, Skowhegan, Me. ; Joseph A. 
Stuart, Palo Alto, Cal. ; and George S. Stewart, 15 Irving St., Mel- 
rose, Mass. 

Stewart. — William of Mercer, Pa., and Lieut. William of Indian Run, Pa., 
by Miss Helen E. Keep, 753 Jefferson Ave.,» Detroit, Mich. 

Stockberger. — All lines, by W. W. Stockberger, U. S. Dept. of Agri- 
culture, Bureau of Plant Industry, Washington, D. C. 

Stokes. — Capt. Jonathan of Branford, Conn., by Edwin A. Hill, U. S. 
*Patent Office, Washington, D. C. • 

Stone. — Simon of Watertown, Mass., by Frederic C. Stone, Hyde Park, 

Stoughton. — All lines, by Rev. L. H. Stoughton, Saco, Me. 

Stow. — John of Roxbury, Mass., by A. S. Wiester, P. O. Box 104, Berke- 
ley, Cal. 

Streeter. — Stephen of Charlestown, Mass., by Carlos P. Darling, Law- 
renceville, Pa. 

Sturdevant. — William of Norwalk, Conn. (?), by Walter H. Sturtevant, 
Richmond, Me. 

Sturtevant. — Samuel of Plymouth, Mass., by Walter H. Sturtevant, Rich- 
mond, Me. 

Swan. — John of Cambridge, Mass., by Reuben S. Swan, 91 Babcock St., 
Brookline, Mass. 

Sweet. — John [Isaac) of Providence, R. I., by J. S. Sweet, 607 Cherry 
St., Santa Barbara, Cal. 

Sweeting. — Lewis and Henry of Rehoboth, Mass., by Mrs, Charles L. 
Alden, 245 Pawling Ave., Troy, N. Y. 

S wetland. — William, by Rev. Frank Gardner, 119 South 4th St., Sun- 
bury, Pa. 

Swett. — John of Newbury, Mass., by Rev. Everett S. Stackpole, Brad- 
ford, Mass. 

Talmage, or Talmadge. — All lines, by Charles M. Talmadge, Newport, 

Taylor. — John of Co. Suffolk, Eng., by William Othniel Taylor, Box 
1505, Orange, Mass. 

Taylor. — William of Peekskill, N Y, or vicinity, by John Elliot Bowman, 
79 Elm St., Quincy, Mass. 

Thacher. — Anthony of Yarmouth, Mass., by John R. Totten, 44 West 
54th St., New York City. 

278 Genealogies in Preparation. [July, 

Thacher. — Peter of Salisbury, Eng., by John R. Totten, 44 "West 54th 

St., New York City. 
Thomas. — Ca])t. John of Braintree, Mass., by Frank W. Thomas, 56 4th 

St., Troy, N. Y. 
'I'm RLOW. — Richard of Newbury, Mass., by Miss Georgiauna Thurlow, 

20 1 Water St., Newburyport, Mass. 
Thurston. — Job of Rehoboth or Hingham, Mass. (?), by George Thurston 

Waterman, 119 Hamilton St., Albany, N. Y. 
TlBBETTS. — Henry of Dover, N. H, by C. W. Tibbetts, 22 New York St., 

Dover, N. II. 
TlLDEN. — Nathaniel of Scituate, Mass., by John W. Linzee, Jr., 96 Charles 

St., Boston, Mass. 
Tilton. — Samuel of Chilmark, Mass., by Mrs. Martha J. Cottle, Box 42, 

AVest Tisbury, Mass. ; and N. P. Tilton, West Tisbury, Mass. 
Tilton. — William of Lynn, Mass., by John P. Tilton, Salem, Mass. ; Frank 

W. Hine, 7 Norris Block, Grand Rapids, Mich. ; and George Wash- 
ington Stuart, 54 Washington St., Ayer, Mass. 
Tincombe, or Tingcombe. — All lines, by W. G. Richards, 59 Hill Park 

Crescent, Plymouth, England. 
Tinker. — John of Hartford, Conn., by Rev. William Durant, Saratoga 

Springs, N. Y. 
Titcomb. — Moses of Newbury, Mass., by William Tracy Eustis, 19 Pearl 

St., Boston, Mass. 
Titus. — Robert of Rehoboth, Mass., by Rev. Anson Titus, 10 Raymond 

Ave., Somerville, Mass. 
Tompkins. — John of Concord, Mass., by Mrs. Harriet C. Fielding, 30 

Wiiians St., East Orange, N. J. 
Torsey. — Dr. Gideon of Gilmanton, N. H. (?), by H. T. Fernald, Am- 
herst, Mass. 
Tracy. — Nicholas of Wexford, Eng., by William Tracy Eustis, 19 Pearl 

St., Boston, Mass. 
Trafford. — All lines, by W. G. Richards, 59 Hill Park Crescent, Ply- 
mouth, England. 
Treadwell. — Thomas of Ipswich, Mass., by William A. Bobbins, 178 Gar- 
field Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
TREDWELL. — Edward of Huntington, Co. Suffolk, Eng., by William A. 

Bobbins, 178 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Trego. — Peter of Chester Co., Pa., by Dr. A. Trego Shertzer, 25 W. 

Preston St., Baltimore, Md. 
True. — Henry, by Miss Annie A. Clarke, 639 Congress St., Portland, Me. 
TwiTCHELL. — Joseph of Dorchester, Mass. (?), by H. K. Twitchell, 153 

South Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Tyrrell. — William of Weymouth, Mctss., by Mrs. Charles L. Alden, 245 

Pawling Ave., Troy, N. Y. 
Udall. — Dr. Lionel of Stouington, Conn., by G. Louis Arner, Jefferson, 

Van BOERUM. — William Jacob of Flatbush, L. I., N. T., by J. E. Book- 

staver, 6 Lockwood St., Binghamton, N. Y. 
Van Deusen. — Abraham of New Amsderdam^ N. Y., by Albert II. Van 

Deusen, 2207 M St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 
Van Horn. — Christian of Wilmington, DA., by C. S. Williams, 16 Riving- 

ton St., New York City. 
Van IIornk. — Jan Cornelius <>f Neio York City, by C. S. Williams, 16 

Rivington St., New Y'ork City. 

1906.] Genealogies in Preparation. 279 

Vose. — Robert of Milton, Mass., by Miss Ellen F. Vose, Mattapan, Mass. 
Waddington. — All lines of Yorkshire, Eng., by Eugene F. McPike, 1 

Park Row, Room 606, Chicago, 111. 
Wade. — John of Lyme, Conn., by Rev. William Durant, Saratoga Springs, 

N. Y. 
Wales. — Ebenezer of Dorchester and Milton, Mass., Union and Hebron, 

Conn., by Lyndon P. Smith, 27 Charter Oak Place, Hartford, Conn. 
Walker. — Richard of Lynn, Mass., by Everett Worthington Foster, 

Maltby Building, Washington, D. C. 
Walter. — All lines, by W. G. Richards, 59 Hill Park Crescent, Ply- 
mouth, England. 
Ward well. — Col. Samuel of Bristol, R. L, by Stephen F. Peckham, 150 

Halsey St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Warne. — Thomas of Perth Amboy, N. J., by George W. Labaw, R. F. D. 

Route 1, Paterson, N. J. 
Waterbury. — John of Stamford, Conn., by William F. Waterbury, 125 

Grove St., Stamford, Conn. 
Waterhouse. — Nathan of Leyden, Mass., by A. J. Waters, c/o Citizens 

Nat'l Bank, Los Angeles, Cal. 
Waterman. — Richard of Providence, R. I., by William H. Waterman, 

New Bedford, Mass. 
Waterman. — Robert of Marshfield, Mass., by George Thurston Waterman, 

119 Hamilton St., Albany, N. Y. 
Waters. — Anthony of Jamaica, Queens Co., N. Y., by Isaac S. Waters, 

1233 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Webb. — William of Perch River, N. Y., by James B. Webb, 117 Clinton 

Ave., Oak Park, 111. 
Webster. — All New England lines except descendants of Gov. John, by 

Stephen P. Sharpies, 26 Broad St., Boston, Mass. 
Weed. — John and Jonas of Stamford, Conn., by Edward F. Weed, Roway- 

ton, Conn. 
Weeks, — Joseph, by Mrs. J. W. Cary, 22 Magazine St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Weld. — Edmund of Sudbury, Eng., by J. Edward Weld, New York City. 
West. — All lines, by George H. West, Ordway, Col. 
Weyburn. — All lines, by S. Lyon Weyburn, 464 Fayerweather Hall, Yale 

College, New Haven, Conn. ; and L„ A. Weyburn, Rockford, 111. 
Wheat. — Moses of Concord, Mass., by Silas A. Wheat, 987 Sterling Place, 

Brooklvn, N. Y. 
Wheeler. — John of Newbury, Mass., by Clarence E. Pierce, Box 981, 

Springfield, Mass. 
Whelden, or Wheldon. — Gabriel of Maiden, Mass., by John M. Ban- 
croft, Bloomfield, N. J. 
Whitaker. — William of Pownall, Mass. (?), by Mrs. James W. Cary, 22 

Magazine St., Cambridge, Mass. 
White. — Edward of Cranbrook, Co. Kent, Eng., by Frank M. White, 

North Attleborough, Mass. 
White. — Elder John of Dorchester and Hadley, Mass., and Hartford, Conn., 

by Lyndon P. Smith, 27 Charter Oak Place, Hartford, Conn. 
White. — Matthew of Albany, N. Y, by Rev. William Durant, Saratoga 

Springs, N. Y. 
Whitimore. — Francis of Cambridge, Mass., by Mrs. William T. H. Purdy, 

1411 Hill Road, Reading, Pa. 
Whitney. — John of Watertown, Mass., by Rev. Charles G. Fogg, Stafford- 

ville, Conn. 

280 Genealogies in Preparation. [July* 

Whittibr. — Tohn Greenleqf of Haverhih} Mass., and Thomas of Haverhill^ 
Mass., 1>\ Charles 0. Whittier, 374 Blue Hill Ave, Boston, Mass. 

WlLLET. — Thomas of Co. Leicester, Bug., by J. E. Bookstaver, G Lock- 
wood St., Binghamton, N. Y. 

WILLIAMS. — Emmanuel of Taunton or Freetown, Mass., Oliver of Sunder- 

land, Mass., and Samuel of Groton, Conn., by John Oliver Williams, 

171 West 75th St., New York City. 
WILLIAMS. — John of Haverhill, Mass., by Miss Cornelia Barton Williams, 

Cor. Ontario and N. State Sts., Chicago, 111. 
Williams. — Robert of Roxbury, Muss., by E. II. Williams, Jr., Andover, 

Mass. ; and Lyndon P. Smith, 27 Charter Oak Place, Hartford, Conn. 
WILLIAMSON. — Timothy of Marshfeld, Mass., by Mrs. Henry H. Edes, 62 

Buckingham St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Willis. — Benjamin of Haverhill, Mass., by Miss Pauline "Willis, 3 Ken- 
sington Gate, Londow, England. 
Willi ston. — John of Milton or Boston, Mass., by B. T. Williston, 3 

Monmouth St., Somerville, Mass. 
Willits. — Richard of New York, by Le Roy Willits, Seaton, 111. 
Willmot. — Thomas of Rehoboth, Mass., by Elizabeth J. Wilmarth, 73 

North Main St., Attleborough, Mass. 
Winchell. — Robert of Windsor, Conn., by A. H. Winchell, 113 State St., 

Minneapolis, Minn. 
Wis wall. — Thomas of Newton, Mass., by Rev. Anson Titus, 10 Raymond 

Ave., Somerville, Mass. 
Witherell. — William of Scituate, Mass., by Mrs. James W. Cary, 22 

Magazine St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Wood. — Isaiah of Ipswich, Mass., by Edwin A. Hill, U. S. Patent Office, 

Washington, D. C. 
Wood. — John of Groton, Conn., by Frank B. Lamb, Westfield, N. Y. 
Woodcock. — All lines, by John L. Woodcock, 1218 Washington Boule- 
vard, Chicago, 111. 
Woodford. — Thomas of Northampton, Mass., by Carlos P. Darling, Law- 

renceville, Pa. 
Woodruff. — Matthew of Farmington, Conn. (?), by Carlos P. Darling, 

Lawrenceville, Pa. 
Woodavard. — Robert of Scituate, Mass., by Frank E. Woodward, 93 

Rockland Ave., Maiden, Mass. 
Woodw^orth. — Walter of Scituate, Mass., by Newell B. Wood worth, 718 

James St., Syracuse, N. Y. 
Woolson. — Thomas of Sudbury, Mass., by Le Roy L. Woolson, Hopkin- 

ton, Mass. 
Wortiiington. — John of Maryland, by Mrs. Laura A. Madden, 2880 

Broadway, New York City. 
Wortiiington. — Nicholas of Hatfield, Mass., by William Tracy Eustis, 19 

Pearl St., Boston, Mass. 
Wrk;iit. — Peter of Virginia, by Dr. William Austin Maey, Kings Park, 

Long Island, N. Y. 
Wrk;iit. — Samuel of Northampton, Mass., by Rodney P. Wright, 17 

Granite St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Weight. — Simeon of Croton, Ohio, by G. EastmaD Wright, Granville, 

Wright. — Stephen of Freeport, III., by Mrs. James W. Cary, 22 Magazine 

St., Cambridge;, Mass. 

1906.] Thayer Family in Thornbury, Eng. 281 

Wyeth. — Nicholas of Cambridge, Mass., by John Herbert Barker, 53 Park 

St., Somerville, Mass. 
Wyman. — John of Woburn, Mass., by Walter Charming Wyman, Union 

League Club, Chicago, 111. 
Yates. — William of Greenwood, Me., by Edgar Yates, 28 Sherman St., 

Everett, Mass. 

[To be concluded.] 



Communicated by Walter Faxon, Esq., and Edward Henry Whorf, Esq. 
With Introduction and Notes by Henry Ernest Woods, A.M. 

The parish of Thornbury is in the western part of Gloucestershire, 
the town being a short distance from the river Severn. It is eleven 
miles north from Bristol, .from which port it is probable that 
Thomas and Richard Tayer sailed for New England . * The Thornbury 
parish register is from 1538, with breaks from 1645 to 1650 and 
from 1679 to 1684. 

Thomas Tayer was in Boston, Mass., before 24 Feb. 1639-40, 
when land was granted to him at Mount Wollaston (Brain tree, 
Mass.) for " 9 heads " injiis family, f these consisting of himself 
and wife Margery, his sons Thomas, Ferdinando and Shadrach, 
perhaps two daughters, Sarah J and Hannah, § born soon after his 
arrival in New England, and possibly two servants. 

Richard Tayer, a widower, presumably a younger brother of 
Thomas, came to New England in 1641 with eight children, || and 
settled at Braintree, Mass., afterwards removing to Boston. His 
children are identified as Richard, Sarah, Jael, Deborah, Zachariah, 
Hester, Nathaniel and Cornelius. If 

It is likely that the Nathaniel Thayer who was in Taunton be- 
fore 1668,** and the Benjamin Tayer who died in Newport, R. I., ' 
in 1716,f f were related to Thomas and Richard. 

The root of the family name, from "taw": to dress skins, % % is 
made clear in the earlier spelling of the name at Thornbury. The 
letter " h " was added soon after the emigrants came to New Eng- 

* Register, vol. 37, page 84, and vol. 58, page 225 and note. 

f Boston Record Commissioners' Report, No. 2, cage 50. 

X Sarah Thayer and Jonathan Hayward were married 6 May, 1663, in Braintree. 

6 Hannah Thayer and Samuel Hayden were married 28 Oct., 1664, in Braintree. 

|| 4 Massachusetts Historical Society's Collections, vol. 5, page 105, and Pattee's 
History ot Old Braintree and Quincy, Mass., page 48. 
^.-If Register, vol. 60, page 93. 

**Emery's History of Taunton, Mass., page 110, and The Harvey Book, page 37. 

ft Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, page 197. 

XX Register, vol. 37, page 84. 

282 Thayer Family in Thornbury, Eng. [July* 

land ; but in the line of the family descended from Fcrdinando* 
(Thomas') of Mendon, Mass., that letter was silent — as in Thomas 
and Thompson — until early in the last century. No coat-of-arms 
appears on any tablet or monument of the family at the parish church 
(St. Mary) at Thornbury, and the fact that Edward Tayer of 
Oldbury-on-Severn, in the parish of Thornbury, was disclaimed by 
the heralds at their Visitation of Gloucestershire in 1623, for using 
arms without proof of authority, would show that the family was 
not armorial. The name is now extinct in Thornbury. 

A family spelling the name Theyer and Thayer, and having the 
same root from " taw,"* has long been at Brockworth in Glouces- 
tershire,! a parish 25 miles north-east of Thornbury; and there 
was an armorial family of Tawyer at Raunds in Northamptonshire, \ 
about 80 miles north-east of Brockworth and 105 miles from Thorn- 
bury ; and also an armorial family of Thayer at Great Baddow 
and later at Thaydon Garnon in county Essex, § afterwards of Lon- 
don || ; but no connection between these families has been estab- 
lished, so far as known. 

In an account^ of " Able and Sufficient Men in Body fit for His 
Majesty's Service in the Wars, within the County of Gloucester, 
• • in the Month of August, 1608," which is given in three classes, 
(1) those about 20 years of age, (2) those about 40 years of age, 
and (3) those between 50 and 60 years of age, there appear 
in Thornbury : Edward, John, Nicholas, and Richard Tayer, 
all of the second class, and William Martimer, of the first class; in 
Stinchcomb, 8 miles north-east from Tiiornbury : John Thayer 
(gent.), of the second class; and in Brockworth and its vicinity: 
John Theyer, of the first class, Richard, Roger, Thomas, Walter, 
and William Theyer, of the second class, Gabriel, Giles, John, 
and Thomas Thayer, of the first class, and William Thayer of the 
second class. 

In Shakespeare's " A Midsummer Night's Dream " there is a stage 
direction in the First Folio : " \JEnter\ Tawyer with a trumpet." 
This refers to a William Tawier, or Tawyer, a subordinate in the 
employ of John Hemminge who was one of the members of the 
Globe Theatre Company and one of the editors of the First Folio. 
William Tawier was buried in St. Saviour's Church, South wark, 
in June, 1625.** 

* Wood's City of Oxford (Oxford Historical Society, xv), vol. 1, page 476, note 5. 
f Notes and Queries, 6th Series, vol. 12, page 31, and Wood's Atheme Oxoniensis, 
1813, vol. 3, page 996. ♦ 

Metcalfe's Visitations of Northamptonshire, page 49. 
Howard's Bvsshe's Visitation of Essex, page 92. 
Visitation of London (Harleian Society, xvii), vol. 2, page 280. 
Smith's Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608 (London, 1902). 
** Midsummer Night's Dream, l'urness's Variorum Edition, act v, scene i, line 
134 and note, and Halliwell-Phillipps's Outlines of the Life of Shakespeare, 7th ed., 
vol. 2, page 260, note 22. 

1906.] Thayer Family in Thornbury, Eng. 283 


4 Jan. 1557-8. Johes Tayer. Godfathers : Johanes Williams, Johanes 
Tyther. Godmother : Elizabeth Cooke. 

15 Oct. 1558. Johanes Tayer, son and heir to Thomas Tayer. God- 

fathers: William Merick, Henricus Lydat. Godmother: Jone 

7 Nov. 1559. Thomas Tayer. Godfathers : Thomas Moore, Johanes 

Barton. Godmother : Elizabeth Whitfield. 

25 Apr. 1560. Thomas Jamis. Godfather : Thomas Tayer. Godmother: 
Margareta Tayer. 

13 Oct. 1560. Margareta Tawier. Godfather : Willhelmus Mawle. God- 
mothers : Margareta Busher, Agneta Tayer. 

6 May 1561. Johanes Tawier. Godfathers: Johanes Roocs, Richardus 
Baker. Godmother : Margaretta Wallis. 

1 Sept. 1561. Cuthberta Tawier. Godfather: Thomas Pullen, God- 

mothers : Susan Birton, Johana Selmon. 

2 Aug. 1562. Richardus Tawier. Godfathers: Richardus Cheyre, Walter 

Howks. Godmother : Elizabeth Richer. 
21 Sept. 1563. Johanes Jamis. Godmother: Maria Tawier. 

8 Feb. 15 63 [-4]. Thomas Tawier. Godfathers : Thomas Search, Thomas 

Moore. Godmother : Margerate Floyde. 

28 Feb. 1563[-4]. Johannes Tawier. Godfathers: Johannes Moore, 
Humfridus Whitfield. Godmother : Elenora Barton. 

1 Nov. 1564. Wilihelmus Tawier. Godfathers : William Bruton, Johan- 
nes Jonis. Godmother : Joyce Griffings. 

6 May 1565. Richard Tawier. Godfathers : Richardus Wilcox, Merricus 
. Godmother : Marie Tawier. 

16 Dec. 1565. Alicia Tawjer. Godfather: Richard Griffing. Godmoth- 

ers: Alicia D[ ]rnt, Elizabeth Howell. 
v 20 Dec. 1567. Secillia Tawier. Godfather: Richard Wilcox. God- 
mothers : Secilia White, Catherine Ripe. 
23 Sept. 1568. Luci Tawier. Godfather: Johanes Driver. Godmothers: 
Luci Baker, Catherina Rippe. 

12 Feb. 1569-70. Thomas Tawyer. Godfathers: Thomas Stevens, Rich- 

ard Wilkokes. Godmother : Isabella Fowler. 

13 Aug. 1570. Anna Tawier. Godfather : Thomas Marten. Godmoth- 

ers : Agneta Ady, Alice Laurence. 

23 Mar. 1572[-3]. William Tawyer. Godfathers: Robert Eslineton, 

Johanes Jonis. Godmother : Johana Bartone. 

25 Jan. 1573[-4]. Nicholas Tawier. Godfathers: Nicholas Adams, 

Thomas Holclbrooke. Godmother : Johana Tocker. 

26 Oct. 1577. Edward Tawier. (Christened.) 
25 Apr. 1579. Ursula Tawier. (Christened.) 

6 Jan. 1581 [-2]. Anthony Tawier. (Christened.) 

24 June 1586. Catherine Tawier. Godfather: Thomas Tawier. God- 

mothers: Catherine | ]ippe, Susannah Jones. 

23 Oct. 1587. Alice Tawyer. Godfather: Thomas Jones. Godmother: 
Alice Joanes. 

23 Dec. 1589. Margaret Tawier. Godfather: Thomas Gibbs. God- 
mothers : Margaret Griffin, Mary Werryat. 

7 Mar. 1589-90. Francis Tawier. Godfathers : John Tawier, William 

Williams. Godmother : Ussly Tawier. 

284 Thayer Family in Thornbury, Eng. [July. 

22 Oct. 1500. Jane Tayer. Godfather: Richard Pullen. Godmothers: 
Jane Tyler, Jone Gibbs. 

10 Nov. 1590. Ann Tawier. Godfather: Richard Pullen. Godmoth- 
ers : Sicely Jones, Margaret Griffins. 

4 Dec. 1591. Elinor Tawier. Godfather: John Comely. Godmothers: 

Elnor Carle, Jone Tawier. 
26 Dec. 1591. John Tawier. Godfathers: John Lyilyn, James Lawrence. 
Godmother : Ann Watson. 

6 Jan. 1592[-3]. Joane Tawier. Godfather: Thomas Holdbrooke. God- 

mothers : Joane Barton, Margery Dimery. 

17 Apr. 1593. John Tayer. Godfathers : John Tayer, Richard Dimery. 

Godmother: Als Tayer. 
21 Jan. 1594[-5]. Thomas Tayer. Godfathers: Thomas Tayer, Thomas 
Shurman. Godmother : Edy Midlton. 

7 Feb. 1594[-5]. Edward Tayer. Godfathers: Edward Knight, John 

Jones. Godmother: Mary Tratman. 

1 Mar. 1595[-6]. Mary Tayer. Godfather: Thomas Holdbrook. God- 
mothers : Als Hilpe, Agnes Jones. 

16 Aug. 1596. Thomas Tayer.* Godfathers: Thomas Gibbs, William 

18 Aug. 1597. Judith Tayer. Godfather: Edmond Pytcher. Godmoth- 

. ers : Judith Stones, An Tayer. 
1 Mar. 1597-8. Ferdinand Tawyer. Godfathers : Thomas Porkwood 

(gent.), John Carle. Godmother : Ann Thurston. 
13 Aug. 1598. John Tayer. Godfathers : John Tayer, Nicholas Baker. 

Godmother : Jone Wither. 

13 Jan. 1598-9. Catherine Pitcher. Godfather: John Tayer. 

1 Jan. 1599[1600]. Wilfry Tayer. Godfathers: Wilfry Waker, Robert 
Smith. Godmother : Joice Griffing. 
-1 May 1600. Sicely Tayer. Godfather: Thomas Pytcher. Godmoth- 
ers : Als Hilpe, Mary Tratman. 

5 Apr. 1601. Richard Tayer-t Godfathers: Richard Dimery, Nicholas 

Tayer. Godmother : Elizabeth Griffing. 
7 Oct. 1602. Alice Tilladam. Godmother : Alice Tayer. 
21 Aug. 1603. Thomas Tayre. Godfathers: Thomas Tayer, Richard 

24 Feb. 1603[-4]. Catherine Tayer. Godfather: Thomas Dimery. 

Godmothers: Catherine Russell, Gvlian[?] Smith. 
5 May 1605. William Tayer. Godfathers: William Coke, John Walker. 

Godmother : Jone Taire. 
10 June 1606. Margaret Tayre. Godfather: John West. Godmothers: 

Jane Walker, Joice Griffing. 

14 July 1606. Elizabeth Tayre. Godfather: Nicholas Purnell. God- 

mother: Sisly Wicksteed. 

15 Mar. 1607 [-8]. Agnes Taire the daughter of Richard Taire. God- 

father: Nicholas Barly. Godmothers: Agnis Grainge, Jone 
15 Jan. 1609[-10]. Thomas Tawyer son of Edward Tawyer. Godfath- 
ers: Thomas Tawyer, James Eddis. Godmother: Elizabeth 

* It was probably he who married, IS Apr. 1618, Margerie Wheeller, and later emi- 
grated to New England with his family. 

f It Mas probably he who married, 6 Apr. 1624, Dorothy Mortimore, and, alter her 
death, emigrated to New England with his children. 

1906.] Thayer Family in Thornbury, Eng. 285 

29 Apr. 1610. John Taire, Godfather: John Clarke. Godmother: 
[erased] Taire. 

23 June 1611. Anna Tayer. Godfather: William Gwatkins. Godmoth- 
ers : Anne Breadston, Joyse Haris. 

26 Dec. 1611. John Tayer. Godfathers : John Whitfield, John Steevens. 
Godmother : Johane Patche. 

13 Nov. 1614. JohnTawyer. Godfathers: James Eddys, Richard Wick- 
steed. Godmother : Agnes Ganner. 

13 Oct. 1616. Frederick Badmanton. Godfathers : Thomas Tayer, Fran- 
cis Tayer. 

15 Feb. 1617. Cordelia Badmenton. Godfather: Ferdinando Tayer. 
Godmothers : Agnes Tayer, Sisley Tayer: 

4 July 1619. Frances Davys. Godfather: Edward Tayer. Godmother: 
Anne Tayer. 

18 Nov. 1619. Ursula Tayer. Godfather: Gyles Wheeler. Godmoth- 

ers : Ursula Tayer, Secilly Davys. 

28 Jan. 1620-1. John Davys. Godfather: John Tayer. 

20 May 1621. Welfrey Tayer. Godfathers: Welfrey Tayer, John Bayne 
[or Boyce]. Godmother : Katherin Hurd. 

19 Aug. 1621. Bartholomew Tayer. Godfathers: John Curtys, gent., 

Thomas Parker. Godmother : Alys Eddys. 
15 Sept. 1622. Thomas Tayer.* Godfathers: Thomas Budden, Richard 

Tayer. Godmother: Joyce Harris. 
10 Feb. 1624[-5]. Richard Tayer.f Godfathers: Richard Tayer, Wm. 

Mortimore. Godmother : Bridgett Seagar. 
18 Apr. 1625. Ferdinando Tayer.t Godfathers: Ferdinando Tayer, 

William Tayer. Godmother : Margarett King. 
8 Sept. 1626. Jonathan Tayer. Godfathers: John Callaway, Thomas 

Tayer. Godmother : Dorothy Tayer. * 

8 Oct. 1626. Ursula Tayer. Godfather: Nicholas Tayer. Godmothers: 

Ursula Tayer, Elizabeth Jones. 

29 June 1627. Marie Tawyer. Godfather: Richard Callaway. God- 

mothers : Agnes Tayer, Katheryne Bruidwor. 

10 May 1628. Elizabeth Tayer. Godfather : William Jones. Godmoth- 
ers : Joyce Harrys, Margaret Byrde. 

15 Jan. 1628[-9]. Jonathan Tayer. Godfathers: Richard Tayer, John 
Dynty. Godmother : Alice L[ ]ker. 

9 May 1629. Shadrach Tayer.§ Godfathers: John Alpas, John Pen- 

dock. Godmother : Katherin Tayer. 

4 Feb. 1629-30. Deborah Tayer. Godfather : John Purlyn. Godmoth- 
ers : Katheren D} r mery, Sarah Thurston. 

17 Apr. 1630. Elizabeth Tayer. Godfather: George Speck. Godmoth- 
ers : Isabel Mershe, Agnes Tayer. 

* Son of Thomas and Margerie (Wheeller), who came to New England with his 

parents, settled in Braintree, Mass., married, about 1646, Anne , and died in 

Braintree, 9 Aug. 1692, "aged neer seventy." 

t Son of Richard and Dorothy (Mortimore), who came to New England with his 
father, settled in Braintree, Mass., where he married, 24 Dec. 1651, Dorothy Pray, 
and died there 27 Aug. 1695, " aged 71." 

% Son of Thomas and Margerie (Wheeller), who came to New England with his 
parents, married in Braintree, Mass., 14 Jan. 1652-3, Huldah Hayward, and later set- 
tled in Mendon, Mass., where he died 28 Mar. 1713. 

§ Son of Thomas and Margerie (Wheeller), who came to New England with his 
parents, settled in Braintree, Mass., where he married (1), 1 Jan. 1654-5, Mary Bar- 
rett, and (2), about 1661, Deliverance Priest, and died in Braintree, 19 Oct. 1678. 

286 Thayer Family in Thornbury , Eng. [July, 

24 June 1630. Mary Tayer. Godfather: William Tayer. Godmothers: 

Katheryn Tayer, Ellizabeth Moore. 
14 Aug. 1031. John Tayer. Godfathers: John Dawniee, John Dymerie. 

Godmother : Katheryue Teakle. 
2 Feb. 1631[-2]. Thomas Tayer. Godfathers: Mershe, Francis 

Tayer. Godmother : Agnes Tayer. 

9 Feb. 1631 [-2]. Sara Tayer.* Godfather: Thomas Tayer. Godmoth- 

ers: Agnes Jones, Katheryue Dawney. 

16 Sept. 1632. Marie Tayer. Godfather: Francis Mouutayne. God- 
mothers : Aim Stadurd, Katheryne Dymerie. 

2 June 1633. Jaell Tayer. t Godfather: Rychard Dymmerie. God- 
mothers : Katheryne Dawney, Agnes Tayer. 

12 Nov. 1633. Aun Tayer. Godfather: Richard Peaseley. Godmoth- 
ers : An Tayer, Elizabeth Mershe. 

27 Mar. 1633-4. Deborah Tayer.J Godfathers: William Jones, John 
Busher. Godmother : Elizabeth Wenkl. 

6 Mar. 1634[-5]. Zacaria Tayer. § Godfathers: John Ford, William 
Banton. Godmother : Agnes White. 

12 Apr. 1635. P^lizabeth Tayer. Godfather: William Callaway. God- 
mothers : Elizabeth Dymerie, Jaine Callaway. 

26 Nov. 1635. Charles Tayer. Godfathers: Thomas Smithe, Thomas 

Pach. Godmother : Eliz. Peaseley. 

24 Nov. 1636. Hester Tayer. || Godfather: John Dymery. Godmoth- 
ers : Alice Parker, Marie Tayer. 

16 Nov. 1637. Edee Tayer. Godfather: George Baker. Godmothers: 
Anne Tayer, Ann Homes. 

27 Dec. 1637. Jonathan Tayer. Godfathers: Rich. Tayer, John Dy- 

mery. Godmother : Marie Kelloway. 
11 Apr. 1639. Nathaniel Tayer.H Godfathers: Thomas Dymrie, Edward 
Dymrie. Godmother : Abigail Purlene. 

10 May 1640. Nathaniel Tayer. Godfathers : Thomas Dymerie, William 

Hancock. Godmother : Elizabeth Purleu. 
31 May 1640. Judith Tayer. Godfather: John Tayer. Godmothers: 

Elizabeth Peslie, Jane Whitfield. 
10 Dec. 1640. Cornelius Tayer.** Godfathers: Robert Thurston, Giles 

Wheler. Godmother : Alice Hopkins ah Seaborn. 
22 Apr. 1644. Gabriel Tayer. Godfathers: William Callaway, John 

Briggs. Godmother : Marie Callaway. 

* Daughter of Richard and Dorothy (Mortimore), who came to New England with 
her father, and married in Boston, Mass., 20 July 1651, Samuel Davis. 

f Daughter of Richard and Dorothy (Mortimore), who came to New England with 
her father, married in Braintree, Mass., 17 Mar. 1654, John Harbour, Jr., and died 
there 10 Mar. 1701. 

X Daughter of Richard and Dorothy (Mortimore), who came to New England with 
her father, married in Braintree, Mass., 11 Apr. 1653, Thomas Faxon, Jr., and died 
there 31 May 1662. 

$ Son of Richard and Dorothy (Mortimore), who came to New England with his 
father, and settled in Braintree, Mass., where he died, unmarried, 29 duly 1693. 

| Daughter of Richard and Dorothy (Mortimore), who came to New England with 
her father, and in 1(595 was the wife of Joseph Gray, probably ^' Taunton, (Case. 

H Son of Richard and Dorothy (Mortimore), who came to New England with his 
father, settled in Boston, Mass., married, about 1670, Deborah Town&end, and died in 

** Son of Richard and Dorothy (Mortimore), who came to New England with his 
father, and settled in Weymouth, Mass., where he died in 1663. 

1906.] Thayer Family in Thornbury, Eng. 287 

The following names appear, either as godfather or godmother) 

i?i other baptismal entries. 

Agnes (Annis) Tayer, 1600, 10, 14, 17, 22, 27, 30, 41; Alice Taw.ier, 
1566 ; Alice Tawyer. 1601 ; Alice ( Als, Allice) Tayer, 1567, 95, 99, 1602, 
22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 35; Ann Tayre, 1606; An Taire, 1608; An (Anne, 
Ann) Tawyer, 1608, 13, 15; An (Anne) Tayer, 1620, 23, 33, 36; Cicely - 
(Sissily) Tayer, 1592, 1617; Edward Tayer, 1597, 1600, 20, 22; Edward 
Taire, 1608; Edward Tawyer, 1612, 15; Elinor Tawyer, 1612; Ellyn 
(Elen) Taire, 1607, 10; Ellyne Tayer, 1611; Ellyne Tawyer, 1612; 
Frances Tawyer, 1613; Frances Tayer, 1618; Francis Tayer, 1619, 20, 

26, 31 ; Ferdinand (Ferdinando) Tayer, 1618, 33, 34; Ferdinando Taw- 
yer, 1638; Jone (Joanej Tayer, 1595, 1603, 5, 11; Joane Tawyer, 1601, 
28; Jone Tay r , 1604; Joane (Jone) Tayre, 1604, 6; Jone Taire, 1605; 
Johanes Tawier, 1565, 67, 68, 69 ; Johan Taver, 1623, 25, 29 ; John Taw- 
yer, 1585, 1603, 15 ; John Tayer, 1591, 96, 99, 1605, 16, 21, 24, 34, 36, 37, 
39, 42; John Tawier, 1590, 93; John Tayar, 1592; John Taire, 1597; 
John Tayre, 1605; Judith (Judeth) Tayer, 1617, 18, 19; Katheryne 
(Catherine, Katheren, Katherine, Katheryn) Tayer, 1613, 15, 17, 21, 25, 

27, 28, 30, 37; Lucie Tayer, 1636; Lewcey Tawyer, 1638; Margareta 
(Margaret) Tawier, 1563, 74; Margareta (Margarett, Margaret) Tayer, 
1564, 83, 1625, 30, 32 ; Margaret Tawyer, 1586 ; Maria Tayer, 1557, 59 ; 
Maria Tawier, 1560, 61, 63;' Mary Taire, 1608; Nicholas Tayer, 1596, 
1613, 21, 22, 32; Nicholas Taire, 1608; Richard Tayer, 1613, 18, 19, 21, 
24, 38 ; Susanna Tayer, 1626 ; Symon Taire, 1641 ; Thomas Tayer, 1557, 
58, 59, 62, 99, 1621 ; Thomas Tawier, 1560, 62, 67, 83 ; Thomas Tawyer, 
1596, 1608, 14; Usly Tayer, 1599. 


15 Nov. 1553. Thomas Jamys to Jone Taw[i]er. 
19 Feb. 1560[-1]. Thomas Holdbrooke to Constans Tawier. 
-3 Aug. 1589. John Tawyer to Joan Lawrence. 
30 Apr. 1597. Thomas Tillad to Alice Tawyer. 

3 May 1597. Thomas Tilladame to Alice Tawyer. 
15 Oct. 1599. Nicholas Tayer to Joue Stones. 

4 Nov. 1599. William Pytch[r] to Ussly Tayer. 

24 Nov. 1614. Thomas Badmanton to Elinor Tayer, at Gloucester. 

13 Apr. 1618. Thomas Tayer* to Margerie Wheeller.| 

11 June 1618. James Davisse to Sysley Tayer, at Gloucester. 

22 Nov. 1619. Christopher Grymer to Mabell Tayer. 

29 Apr. 1622. John Tayer to Alee Vyzard, at Bristol. 

5 Apr. 1624. Richard Tayer % to Dorothy Mortimore.§ 
19 Jan. 1625 [-6]. William Tayer to Mary Kellaway. 
27 Jan. 1630[-1]. William Barton to Agnes Tayer. 

4 July 1631. John Dawnce to Katheryne Tayer. 
29 June 1640. Richard Tayer to Jane Solles. 

*Came to New England with his family, and settled at Mount Wollaston (afterwards 
Braintree), Mass., where he died 2 June, 1665. 

f Died at Braintree, Mass., 11 Feb., 1672-3. 

|Came to New England with eight children, and settled first in Braintree, Mass., 
afterwards removing to Boston, Mass., where he married, soon after 15 July 1646, 
Jane, widow of John Parker of Boston (formerly of Marlborough, Eng.), and died 
before 20 Apr. 1663. 

§ Died in Thornbury, 17 Jan. 1640[-1] . 

VOL. LX. 20 

288 Thayer Family in Thornbury, JEng, [July, 


21 Aug. 1558. Jolies Tawier. 
11 Feb. 15Gl[-2]. Johes Tawier. 

11 Feb. 1561 [-2]. Willihelmus Tawier. 

19 Mar. 1561[-2]. Constans Tawier. 
13 Jan. l565[-6]. Willihelm Tawier. 
6 Mar. 1565[-6]. Thomas Tawier. 

5 May 1571. Agneta Tawier. 

20 Nov. 1572. Wilihelmus Tawier. 

17 Mar. 1573[-4]. Thomas Tayer. 
4 May 1576. Johana Tawier. 

4 July 1579. Secilia Tawier. 

12 Oct. 1584. John Tawier. 

11 Sept. 1586. Catherine Tayer. 

13 Dec. 1586. Alice Tawier. 
16 Aug. 1587. Anthony Tayer. 

8 Nov. 1590. Jane Tayer. 
10 Nov. 1590. An Tawier. 

10 Nov. 1590. Ann Tawier daughter of above born, and buried at the 

same time as her mother. 

5 Feb. 1592[-3]. Jone Tayer. 
26 Apr. 1593. Margaret Tayer. 

14 Feb. 1594[-5]. Thomas Tayer. 

1 Jan. 1600-1. John Tayer died, buried 4th day. 

18 June 1603. Margaret Tayer. 

15 Mar. 1606-7. John Taire, son of Richard Tayre. 

11 Feb. 1609[-10]. Thomas Taire, son of Edward Taire. 

12 Oct. 1610. John Taire, son of Richard Taire. 

20 Apr. 1611. Mrs. Mary Cooke (whose Sister \_sic~\ in law was Thomas 
Tawyer who died in Anno 1593). 

15 Nov. 1612. Alice Tawyer. 

13 Dec. 1619. Ursula Tayer. 
10 July 1621. Wilfrey Tayer. 
12 June 1622. Welfrey Tayer. 

25 Feb. 1622 [-3]. Bartholomew Tayer. 
3 Mar. 1622[-3]. Thomas Tayer. 
3 Oct. 1626. Jonathan Tayer. 

2 May 1627. Ursula Tayer. 

24 Sept. 1627. Marie Tayer. 
5 Nov. 1627. Edward Tayer. 

3 Dec. 1627. Thomas Tayer had a child buried not baptised. 
20 Feb. 1627[-8]. John Tayer. 

25 Jan. 1628[-9]. Jonathan Tayer. 

16 Mar. 1630[-1]. Deborah Tayer. 
18 Aug. 1631. John Tayer. 

23 May 1632. Francis Tayer. 

— Dec. 1632. Thomas Tayer had a child buried not baptised. 

18 May 1634. Ursula Tayer. 

17 Jan. 1640[-1]. Dorothie Tayer* 

19 Jan. 1642[-3]. Ferdinando Tayer. 

9 Feb. 1642 [-3]. Lucie Tayer. 

16 Feb. 1642[-3]. Jonathan Tayer. 
16 Mar. 1642 [-3]. Anne Tayer! 

♦Wife of Richard who emigrated to New England in 1641. 

1906.] Thayer Family in Thornbury, Eng, 289 


Communicated by Henry Ernest Woods, A.M. 

Will of John Tayer of Thornbury, co. Gloucester, yeoman. Dated 
31 December 1600; proved March 1600 [-1]. To be buried at Thorn- 
bury. To 3 daughters Alice, Agnes and Evelyn (?) Tayer a messuage 
and tenement in Thornbury. To son John a gold ring. To wife 
Jone Tayer all goods and she Executrix. To mother Mary Cooke. To 
brother Thomas 3s 4d. To Mr. Manning, minister of Thornbury, 10s. 
Overseer : John Hilse, Senior, and appoints to be joined with him as over- 
seers John Hilse, Junior, and brother Thomas Tayer, and to them 20d for 
their pains. Witnesses : John Manning, Thomas Tayer, John Hylse and 
Jo : Hylse. Memorandum (after sealing will) : To daughters Alice and 
Agnes Tayer £8, being £4 to each of them. ( Consistory of Gloucester.) 

Will of Thomas Tawyer of Thornbury, gent. Dated 13 February 
1622; proved 20 May 1623. To the Parish Church of Thornbury 6s 8d. 
To Poor people of Thornbury and Kington 40s. Desires that Mr. Sprinte, 
Minister at Thornbury, should preach 4 Sermons on such texts of Holy 
Scripture as he should appoint before his decease and at such times as he 
should mention, one at funeral and the other at intervals of a month, and 
to be paid 6s 8d for his trouble. To son Ferdinando and his heirs house, 
land and appurtenances at Thornbury, and failing issue, to son Francis and 
his heirs, and failing issue, to daughter Elinor Smith and her heirs. To 
son Francis £40 and a signet ring. To son Ferdinando £70 and a gold 
ring. To daughter Elinor Smith 12d. To Frederick Badminton, son of 
daughter Elinor, £20. To Hanna Smith and Elinor* Smith, daughters 
of said Elinor Smith, £10 apiece. If wife should marry again, then to 
son Francis £50, to Frederick Badminton £20, and to Hanna and Hester* 
Smith £10. Due on Bond from Thomas Smith £100, this amount to be 
for the use of Frederick Badminton. To each of children various silver 
articles. All residue of goods to present wife Ann, who is to have use of 
all silver plate till her death or second marriage, and she to be Executrix, 
if she refuse, then sons Ferdinando and Francis to be Executors. Over- 
seers : William Rider, Richard Atwells, John Parker and John Champ- 
neys, gent., and sons Francis and Ferdinando Tawyer. Witnesses : John 
Baker, John Champneys, Francis Tawyer and Ferdinando Tawyer. 

( Consistory of Gloucester.) 

Will of Katherine Tayer of Kington in the parish of Thornbury, 
co. Gloucester. Dated 21 January 1656; proved 26 June 1658, by the 
executor named. To my daughter Anne Barton, my best stuff gown, 
jand one holland sheet which I bought of my father James Ellys, and £20 ; 
he and her now husband giving a receipt in law to my executor. To my 
grandchildren John Tayer the younger, Thomas Tayer and Sara Tayer, 
£10 apiece. To my 4 grandchildren, viz. the 4 daughters of my son John 
Tayer, £5 apiece. To my 2 grandchildren Sarah Tayer and Mary Tayer, 

*The testator mentions Hanna and Elinor Smith the two daughters of Elinor 
femith, but afterwards, in several places, he refers to Hanna and Hester Smith the two 
[laughters of Elinor Smith. Probably the word Elinor, first used, was an error. 

l>:iO Thayer Family in Thornbury, Eng. [July, 

all inv gloves, purses and silk girdles. 20s to be laid out by my executor 
in Bmocke and aprons for my cousin Elizabeth Jaine. To my cousin Ed- 
ward Parker l<»s. To my cousin William Parker, if he shall be living at 

m\ death, and come in person to receive it, 1<K To everyone of the sons 
and daughters of John Baker of Thornbury, gentleman, my kinsman, 
12d. To Alice Eedes, wife of Henry Eedes, my market petticoat. To 
my godson Samuel Eedes 10s. To ray late servant Marie White, un- 
called Marie Syer, 40s. To my servant Martha Gawney 10s. Residuary 
legatee and Executor : my son .John Tayer. ( herseers : John Baker afore- 
said and Thomas Baker his eldest son. Witnesses : Jo : Baker, the marks 
of Judith Poynton and Mary Webb, Robert Thurston. 

(P. 0. V. Wootton, 476.) 

Will of Sara Tayer of Key n ton, Thornbury, widow. Dated 20 Janu- 
ary 1G70; proved 12 April 1073. To son John Tayer a clock. To son 
Thomas Tayer a silver bowl that was his grandmother's. To 2 eldest 
daughters Sara and Mary £250 each to make up their portions left them 
by their grandmother. To daughter Elizabeth a lease of certain grounds 
called Barm-Marsh and 2 acres in Deep More in Ham, parish of Berkeley, 
under lease granted by George, Lord Berkeley. To 2 youngest daughters 
Ann and Judith lease of messuage and land at Rockhampton, held from 
Nathaniel Mallett, my brother. To said 3 daughters Elizabeth, Aune and 
Judith £50 apiece. To daughter in law 20s. To grandchild Elizabeth 
Tayer £5. To Elizabeth Jayne 40s. To son John Tayer all residue and 
he sole Executor. Overseers : brothers Nathaniel and Samuel Mallett 
and son Thomas Tayer, and to them 1 0s for their trouble. To Walter 
Webb 10s. Witnesses: Nathaniel Mallett, Samuel Mallett and Robert 
Thurstan. ( Consistory of Gloucester.) 

Administration of goods of Judith Tayer, deceased intestate, granted 
5 March 1G83 to John Tayer, etc. Value of Estate 30s 2d. 

( Consistory of Gloucester.) 

Will of Abell Wheler* of Thornbury, tiller. Dated 26 February 
1613 ; proved 24 January 1614. To son William Wheller 6d. To daugh- 
ter Elizabeth Wheller a brass pot, etc. To daughter Margery Wheller 
sheets, etc. To son Giles Wheller goods. To daughters sheep and lambs 
to be divided by John Champneys and Thomas Barton. To wife Jane 
Wheller residue of goods and she sole Executrix. Overseers: Thomas 
Barton and John Champneys. Witnesses : Thomas Harborn and John 
Champnevs. ( Consistory of Gloucester. 

Will of Jane Wheeler! of Thornbury. Dated 30 March 1629 1 
proved 1629, no date. To son Giles Wheller various goods that are in his 
possession. To son William Wheller 10s. To William Ogborne son of 
John Ogborne 10s. To Thomas Tayer and Ferdinando Tayer sons of 
Thomas Tayer her son in law 10s. To daughter Elizabeth Og born 12<L 
To daughters Elizabeth Ogborn and Margery Tayer all wearing apparel 
To Thomas Tayer son of Thomas Tayer, her cosen, all residue of goods 
and h«- sole Executor. Overseers: son Giles Wheller and Mm in law 
Thomas Tayer. Witnesses: Thomas Tayer, John Champneys and (iiles 
Wheller. {Consistory of Gloucester.) 

•Father of Margery avIio married, 13 Apr. 1018, Thomas Tayer the emigrant to >\w 


f Mother of Margery who married Thomas Tayer, 

1906.] Descendants of Thomas TreadwelL 291 

Will of Giles Wheeler, of Morton, Thornbury, husbandman. Dated 
24 May 1650; proved October 1650. To wife Susanna £10 and various 
goods. To Ann wife of Guy Lawrence 20s. To Alice Wither daughter of 
Peter Wither 20s. To Asmes Gou^h 10s. To kinsman William Osrborn of 
Thornbury, baker, all residue of goods and he sole Executor. Overseers : 
Guy Lawrence and William Demey. Debts owing to testator — Robert 
Barton 40s, Edward Long 40s, John Windon 40s, Robert Godfrey 20s, 
Richard Butcher 3s 2d. Witnesses : Timothy Hacker and John Morris. 

( Consistory of Gloucester.) 

Will of John Mortimer of Morton, Thornbury, yeoman. Dated 19 
July 1615; proved November 1615. To be buried in the Churchyard of 
Thornbury. To 2 sons William and Francis £10 a piece. To daughter 
Johane £10. To wife Johane all residue of goods and she sole Executrix. 
Overseer: Brother in law John Searche. Witnesses: Richard Warner, 
John Longe and John Searche with others. Debts owing by testator : 
John Mallett of Bevington £4, William Webb of Shepperdine £5, John 
Pegler of Tortworth £8, Richard Warner of Faulfield 20s. 

( Consistory of Gloucester.) 

Will of William Mortimer* of Thornbury. Dated 31 August 1626 ; 
proved 9 September 1626. buried in Thornbury Churchyard near 
body of late wife Margaret. To Richard Tayer £5 and various articles. 
To grandchild Richard Tayer bed, etc. To daughter Dorothy 12d. To 
youngest daughter Agnes Mortimer all residue of goods and she sole Ex- 
ecutrix. Overseers : Thomas Croome [or Broome] and Agnes Croome [or 
Broome] and for their pains 12d. Witnesses : Ric : Brafeild, William 
I Jones and Francis Ogborne. ( Consistory of Gloucester.) 

Will of Francis Mortimer of Thornbury, shoemaker. Nuncupative 
will, no date; proved 29 January 1647. To Andrew Butler his brother 
in law (the husband of Joan Butler alias Mortimer, his sister) and his 
children, he gave his free land in Thornbury, paying out of it unto his 
brother William 20s per annum during his life. All the rest of his goods he 
gave unto Maria his wife and she to be sole Executrix. Witnesses : Henry 
Marsh, Andrew Butler and Maria Mortimer. ( Consistory of Gloucester.) 



By William A. Bobbins, LL.B., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

I [Concluded from page 198.] 

29. Nathaniel 5 Treadwell ( Charles? Nathaniel? Nathaniel? Thomas 1 ), 
born in Portsmouth, N. H., 6 Dec, 1730, died testate, in Ports- 
mouth, 7 Feb., 1817, married in Portsmouth, about 1760, Sarah, 
born in 1743, died in Portsmouth, 10 Sept., 1815, daughter of 
Capt. Thomas and Anna (Treadwell) Walden of Portsmouth. He 
was a merchant, and resided in Portsmouth and Newmarket, N. H. 

* Father of Dorothy who married, 5 Apr. 16?4, Richard Tayer the emigrant to 
I Sew England. 



292 Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. [July, 

Children : 

i. Lydia, 6 bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, 1G June, 17G5; d. on 
her 10th birthday. 

ii. Nathaniel, b. Mch., 17G5; probably living 19 July, 1817; m. in 
Portsmouth, 25 Nov., 1804, Abigail, probably living in 1817, proba- 
bly the dau. of Richard Tucker of Portsmouth. He was a trader, 
designated "3 rd " in 1804, and probably " Sr." in 1817, and re- 
sided in Portsmouth. No child. 

iii. Charles, b. in Portsmouth, 10 Dec, 1767; d. in Newmarket, N. II., 
3 June, 1843; m. in Portsmouth, 2G Feb., 1799, Elizabeth, b. in 
Portsmouth, 23 Dec, 1777, d. testate, in Newmarket, N. H., 1 Apr., 
1862, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Pickering) Drowne of Ports- 
mouth. He was a sea-captain, residing in Portsmouth and New- 
market, N. H. Children: 1. Lydia Drowne. 7 2. Elizabeth. 3. 
Charles. 4. Thomas Drowne. 5. Ann Elizabeth. 6. {Benjamin) 
Franklin. 7 '. Caroline Matilda. 8. William Henry Harrison Mont-, 
g ornery. 9. Mary Frances. 10. William Cutter. 11. Sarah Wal- 
den. 12. Louisa Tewksbury. 13. Napoleon Bonaparte. 

iv. (?), buried 2 Nov., 1783, aged 2 years. 

v. (?), buried 21 Sept., 1783, aged 7 months. 

30. Jacob 5 Treadwell ( Charles* Nathaniel* Nathaniel," 1 Thomas 1 ), born 

15 July, 1736, died, intestate, 22 Aug., 1787, married Ann, who 
was buried in Portsmouth, N. H., 4 Apr., 1794, probably the daugh- 
ter of Daniel and Mehitable (Rindge) Rogers. He was a merchant, 
designated "Jr." in 1769, and resided in Portsmouth, N. H. 
Children : 

i. Ann 6 (Nancy), b. in Portsmouth, 27 Mch., 1766; d. in Dorchester* 
Mass., 9 Feb., 1840; m. in Portsmouth, 9 Sept., 1784, Rev. Joljn, 
of Boston, Mass., b. in Boston, 31 May, 1754, d. in Boston, \i 
Feb., 1813, son of Rev. Andrew and Elizabeth (Langdon) Eliot. 
He resided in Boston, Mass., and his widow was residing in 
Charlestown, Mass., in 1814. Children: 1. Andrew. 2. John. 
3. Anna. 4. George. 5. Elizabeth Langdon. 6. Mary Henrietta. 

ii. Mary, bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, 7 June, 1767 ; d. probably 
unmarried, in Portsmouth, 9 Aug., 1838, aged 72 yrs. ; resided in 
Boston, Mass., aud Portsmouth, N. H. 

iii. Charlotte Rogers, bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, 14 Aug., 

iv. Mehitable Rindge, bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, 17 Sept., 
1769; d. probably unmarried, before 10 June, 1814; resided in 

v. George Rogers, bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, 13 Mch., 1774; 
living 15 Apr., 1805; d. probably before 10 June, 1814. He was 
a mariner, residing in Portsmouth, N. H. 

vi. Jacob Cutter, bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, 20 Aug., 1775; 
d. in Portsmouth, 8 May, 1852, aged 77 yrs. He was a mariner, 
and resided in Moscow, Russia, and Portsmouth, N. H. 

vii. William Kelley, bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, 24 Nov., 
1776 ; d. in New York city, 4 Nov., 1820, aged 44 yrs ; m. in Ports- 
mouth, 18 Oct., 1813, Mary, living 24 Aug., 1822, probably dau. of 
John Jackson, of Portsmouth. He was a printer, and resided in 
Portsmouth, N. II., and New York city. Child: Charles Samuel.'' 

viii. Charles Cutter, bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, 19 Dec, 
1779; d. in Portsmouth about 1820. He was a merchant, residing 
in Demararn, \V. I., Moscow, Russia, and Portsmouth. N. II. 

ix. DANIEL, bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, 2;\ Sept., 1781; living 
15 Apr., 1805 ; d. probably before 10 June, 1814. He was a printer, 
and resided in Portsmouth. 

31. Jabez' Treadwell (Jabez, 4 Nathaniel* Nathaniel, 2 Thomas' 1 ), bap- 

tized in Ipswich, Mass., 21 Oct., 1739, died intestate, in Ipswich, 
13 Jan., 1803, aged 63 years, married first (intention published in 

1906.] Descendants of Thomas Treadwell, 293 

Ipswich, 13 Apr., 1765), Elizabeth, born 27 Nov., 1744, died, proba- 
bly in Ipswich, 30 Aug., 1782, daughter of Thomas and Judith 
(Lord) Burnham; and married second, in Ipswich, 22 July, 1784, 
Elizabeth, born 23 July, 1759, died in Ipswich, 19 Oct., 1793, 
daughter of Isaac Dodge of Ipswich. He was a captain in the Mas- 
sachusetts militia, and resided in Ipswich. 
Children, by second wife : 

i. Isaac Dodge, 6 b. in Ipswich, 19 May, 1785; d. intestate, perishing 
in the great earthquake at Caracas, Venezuela ; m. in Newburyport, 
Mass., 17 June, 1806, Sarah, b. probably in Newburyport, 15 Feb., 
1790, the dau. of Abraham and Hannah Gallishan, Jr., of New- 
buryport. Did she m. (2) (int. published in Newburyport, 15 
Dec, 1814) John Stocker of Boston, Mass.? He was a gold and 
silver smith, finally becoming a director of the Mint and of the De- 
partment of Mining at Caracas, Venezuela, and resided in New- 
buryport, Mass., New York city and Caracas, Venezuela. Chil- 
dren: 1. Jabez. 7 2. Abraham G. 

ii. Jabez, b. in Ipswich, 28 July, 1787 ; d. intestate, in Havana, Cuba, 
in 1806. He was a mariner. 

iii. Daniel, b. in Ipswich, 10 Oct., 1791 ; d. testate, in Cambridge, Mass., 
27 Feb., 1872; m. in Boston, Mass., 6 Oct., 1831, Adeline, b. in 
Hingham, Mass., 24 May, 1804, d. in Boston, 27 May, 1885, dau. of 
Levi and Desire (Thaxter) Lincoln. He was a silversmith, engi- 
neer, inventor of note, and professor at Harvard College, residing 
in Boston and Cambridge, Mass. He probably had no issue. 

32. Samuel 5 Treadwell (Jabez, 4 Nathaniel* Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1 ), bap- 

tized in Ipswich, Mass., 11 Oct., 1747, married in Ipswich, 7 Oct., 
1784, Mary, baptized 4 July, 1762, daughter of Ammi and Martha 
(Foster) Burnham of Ipswich. He was a yeoman in 1784, and a 
mariner in 1786, residing in Ipswich (Chebacco Parish), probably 
removing elsewhere. 
Children : 

i. Mary, 6 bapt. in Ipswich, 2 Aug., 1789. 
ii. Sarah, bapt. in Ipswich, 2 Aug., 1789. 
iii. Martha, bapt. in Ipswich, 17 Jan. (?Dec), 1790. 

33. Ma j. William 5 Treadwell (Jabez, 4 Nathaniel* Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1 ), 

baptized in Ipswich, Mass., 14 Jan., 1749-50, died intestate, in 
Worcester, Mass., 10 Apr., 1795, " of a broken heart," married, be- 
fore Dec, 1777, Mary , born in 1747, and living in Worcester, 

16 Mch., 1809. Did she die in Brewer, Me., between 10 Dec, 1822, 
and 22 Aug., 1833 ? Enlisting in 1775, he served heroically in the 
American army throughout the Revolution. At home on the battle 
field, he was unable or unfitted to fight the struggles of civil life, 
and, through poverty, he pathetically fell " a lingering victim to 
Despair " (Thomas's Massachusetts Spy ; or the Worcester Gazette, 
vol. xxiv, Wednesday, 15 Apr., 1795), and on 14 Apr., 1795, he 
was buried with military honors in the Old Cemetery (now the 
Commons) in Worcester, a few feet to the northwest of the present 
monument to Timothy Bigelow, the grave stone once marking his 
grave having been levelled in 1853 and buried twelve inches beneath 
the surface. He was an original member of the Society of the 
Cincinnati. He resided in Worcester, Mass. 
Children, born in Worcester : 

i. LuCY, 6 b. 9 Dec, 1777; d. probably before 22 Aug., 1833, without 
leaving issue ; m. in Worcester, 13 June, 1804, Nathaniel Lefavor 
of Lansingburg. 

294 Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. [.July, 

ii. M\i:y. 1). 11 Oct., 1780; d. before 1812, without leaving issue; m. 
in Worcester, 6 Apr., L809, alpheus, b. (? Heath, Ma— 26 Nov., 

I7.s;5, (I. 12 Sept., 1825, boo of Jonah and Ajgnes (Cannon) Thayer. 
He was a merchant tailor, residing in Brattleboro', Vt. 

III. ELIZABETH, b. 22 Nov., 1780; living unmarried, in Boston, Mass., 
22 Aug., 1888. 

iv. Thomas, b. 10 Jan., 1780; <1. intestate, in Brewer, Me.. 1 Nov., 1861; 
in. in Portland, Me., 16 (or 16) July, 1817, Marv Conn ell, b. 20 
(or 24) July, 1796, d. intestate, 12 (or 13) Mch., 1839, probably 
dan. of Abraham Greenleaf of Brewer. He was a merchant and 
innkeeper, residing in Brewer, Me. Children: 1. William Con- 
nell. 7 2. Thomas Jackson. 3. Elizabeth Ann. 

v. Samuel, b 22 Apr., 1791; d. intestate, In Brewer, Me., 11 Apr., 
1826, probably unmarried. He was a farmer and trader, residing 
in Brewer. 

vi. Abigail, b. 9 Jan., 1793; living unmarried, in Boston, Mass., 22 
Aug., 1833. Was she the Abigail who d. at the " Home for Aged 
Women," in Boston, 19 June, 1871? 

vii. Ann (Nancy), b. 9 Jan., 1793; d. 21 May, 1824; m. (certificate dated 
15 June, 1821) Capt. Jacob (a widower), b. 27 Mch., 1783; proba- 
bly son of John and Elizabeth Holyoke. 

34. Nathaniel 5 Treadwell (Jabez, 4 Nathaniel, 8 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas' 1 ), 

baptized in Ipswich, 28 Oct., 1753, died intestate, in Ipswich, 2 Jan., 
1822, married in Ipswich, 17 July, 1786, Mary Hovey of Ipswich, 
who died in Ipswich, 10 (Ipswich records, 15 according to the grave 
stone) Jan., 1832, aged 81 years. He served in the Revolution, 
was a yeoman, designated "Jr." from 1784 to his death. He re- 
sided in Ipswich. 

Children, born in Ipswich : 

i. Nathaniel, 6 b. 23 (28 according to the family Bible) Apr., 1787; 
lost at sea, Jan. or Feb., 1821; m. in Ipswich, 21 Sept., 1809, 
Elizabeth, b. in Ipswich, 27 Nov., 1786, d. in Ipswich, 11 Aug., 
1872, dan. of Daniel and Mary (? Hannah) Smith. He was a 
prisoner in "Dartmoor Prison" in the War of 1812. He was 
designated M 4th " in 1809. His widow resided in Ipswich and 
Salem, Mass. Children: 1. Nathaniel. 1 2. Thomas. 3. Susan. 
4. Samuel. 5. Elizabeth. 6. Nathaniel William. 

ii. Jabez, b. 17 Oct., 1788; d. in Salem, Mass., 4 Nov., 1840; m. in 
Salem, 17 Nov., 1811, Elizabeth G., b. in Marblehead, Mass., d. in 
Salem, in 1875, dau. of Thomas Homan of Marblehead. She m. 
(2) in Lynn, Mass., 10 June, 1849, John Russell (a widower) of 
Lynn. Jabez 6 was a carpenter and builder, residing in Salem, 
Mass. Children: 1. Eliza Ann. 1 2. Malvina H. 3. Mary Hovey. 

4. Jabez. 5. Sarah Ellen. 6. Caroline F. 7. William II. 

iii. John, b. 20 Nov., 1790; d. in Charles town, .Mass., 24 Sept., 1867; 
m. in Boston, Muss., 4 Dec, 1818, Clarinda R. F., b. in Eden, Me., 
2 Nov., 1798, d. intestate, in Charles town, 8 Apr., 1886, dau. of 
Thomas and Laura K. Newmarch of Boston. lie was a cabinet 
maker, residing in Boston and Charlestown. Children: 1. Cla- 
rinda 11. F. 1 2. John William. 3. Amelia E. N. 4. Laura Ann li. 

5. John Thomas. 6. Andrew J. 7. Mary Louisa. 8. Ellm Maria S. 
9. George FP.(?) 10. A son. 11. Georgianna F. 12. Angelia F.{?) 

iv. SAMUEL, b. 24 Apr., 1793; d. in Ipswich, probably before 14 Aug., 

v. William, b. 16 Jan., 1797. Did he die in Boston, Mass.? Was he 
the one who m. in Boston, 29 Dec, 1819, Dorothy W. Jaekman? 
He was a tin-plate worker, and resided in Boston in 1827, and 
Worcester, Mass., In 1888, where he may have died. 

35. Nathaniel* Treadwell (Samuel, 4 Samuel,* Nathaniel, 1 Thomas 1 ), 

born in Wells, Me., 12 Sept., 17 17, died in Kennebunk, Me., 20 

1906.] Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. 295 

Mch., 1828, married in Wells, 23 Dec, 1772, Phebe (Wells town 
records say Hannah, which is undoubtedly wrong) Ricker of Wells, 
who was living 3 Feb., 1816. He served in the Revolution, was a 
yeoman, and resided in Wells and Kennebunk. 
Children : 

i. Lydia, 6 bapt. in Wells, Me., 31 May, 1778; d. probably in Kenne- 
bunk, Me., 19 Sept., 1800. Did she m. (int. pub. in Wells, 17 May, 
1800) John Tope? 

ii. Samuel, bapt. in Wells, 14 Oct., 1781. 

iii. Nathaniel, living 30 Sept., 1854; m. in Wells, Me., 4 Mch., 1802, 
Sally Jones of Alfred, Me., who d. in Kennebunk, Me., 30 Sept., 
1854, aged 80 yrs. He resided in Kennebunk, Me. Children : 1. 
Mehitable. 7 2. Charles. 3. Samuel. 4. Dominions. 5. Cyrus(t). 

iv. Phebe, m. in Wells (that part now Kennebunk), Me., 17 Feb., 1805, 
John Wormwood of Wells. Child : 1. A son. 

v. Hammond, living 1820 ; m. in Wells (that part now Kennebunk) , Me., 

9 Oct., 1809, Phebe Chick of Wells. Did she m. (2) (int. pub. 
in Kennebunk, 10 Feb., 1821) Wentworth Treadwell, of Kenne- 
bunk? He was a yeoman, residing in Wells and Shapleigh, Me. 
Children: I, Mary. 7 2 . Harriet (?) . 3. Eldridge. 4. Brackett Cf. 
5. James Munroe. 6. William P. 

vi. Daniel, d. in Kennebunk, Me., 24 May, 1870; m. (int. pub. in 
Wells, Me., 7 June, 1817) Betsey Abbott, who d. in Kennebunk, 5 
July, 1850, aged 71 yrs. He probably m. (2) (int. pub. in Kenne- 
bunk, 11 Sept., 1850) Mrs. Sarah Lord of Lyman, Me. He re- 
sided in Kennebunk, Me. Child: 1. Hammond.' 1 
vii. (?) Isabella, living, 31 Oct., 1831, d. in Waterford, Me. ; m. in Wells, 

10 Nov., 1808, Stephen Pitcher, who d. in Waterford. He was a 
yeoman, and resided in Wells and Waterford, Me. 

36. James 5 Treadwell (Samuel* Samuel* Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1 ), born 

in Wells, Me,, 1 Sept., 1749, died intestate, before 12 Dec, 1811, 
married first (intention published 12 July, 1777) Shuah, who died 
after 12 May, 1791, daughter of Nehemiah and Tabitha (Littlefield) 
Littlefield of Wells ; and married second, in Wells, 3 Jan., 1802, 
Huldah (Winn) Brock (a widow) of Wells, who died testate, after 
24 Nov., 1806. He served in the Revolution, was a farmer, had 
the title " Capt.," and resided in Wells, Me. 
Children : 

i. Hannah, 6 bapt. in Wells, 6 Sept., 1778 ;. d. (? 4 Apr., 1799). 

ii. Mary, bapt. in Wells, 10 Sept., 1779; d. probably before 27 Oct., 

iii. Elizabeth, bapt. in Wells, 10 Sept., 1779; d. probably before 1791. 

iv. Asa, bapt. in Wells, 4 Aug., 1782; living in Wells, 27 Oct., 1804. 
He was a yeoman. 

v. James, bapt. in Wells, 13 Mch., 1785 ; living 24 Nov., 1806. 

vi. Benjamin, cl. testate, in Wells, 9 Aug., 1815, aged 28 yrs.; m. in 
Wells (that part now Kennebunk), 30 Nov., 1809, Eleanor, who d. 
in Wells, 7 May, 1820, aged 39 yrs., clau. of Israel and Eleanor 
(Dennett) Kimball of Wells. 

vii. Mary, b. before 27 Oct., 1790; probably living 2 Dec, 1850; m. in 
Wells, 16 Dec, 1811, Benjamin Bourne, of Arundell, who d. proba- 
bly in 1838. He was probably a mariner, and resided in Wells. 

viii. Elizabeth, bapt. in Wells, 12 May, 1791 ; d. in Wells, 19 Nov., 1815, 
aged 24 yrs., unmarried. 

ix. Alpheus, d. in Wells, 24(? 29) Jan., 1816, aged 20 yrs. 

37. Marstress 5 Treadwell (Samuel* Samuel, 2 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1 ), 

born in Wells, Me., 18 Mch., 1750, died in Cornish, Me., 20 June, 
1820, married in Wells, 20 Dec, 1781, Mary, born in Wells, 31 

296 Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. [July, 

Oct., 17G0, died in Cornish, 7 May, 1810, probably the daughter of 
Col. Nathaniel and Susannah (Jacquis) Littlefield. He served in 
the Revolution, and resided in Wells, and afterwards on Towle's 
Hill, Cornish, Me. It remains a problem just what his first name 
was intended to be, but the best source indicates it as above given, 
from which several variations in spelling can be found. At this 
day, Masters would probably be the accepted form. 
Children : 

1. Nathan, 6 b. in Wells, Feb., 1783; d. in Wells, 29 Feb., 1783. 

ii. Jonathan, b. in Wells, 13 May, 1784; d. in Hiram, Me., 16 May, 
18G6; m. (1) in Wells, 20 Oct., 1808, Ruth, b. in Wells, 24 Nov., 
1791, d. in Cornish, Me., 22 Apr., 1817, dau. of Elijah and (? Eu- 
nice) (Hatch) Stuart of Wells; m. (2) in Cornish, Me., 8 June, 
1818, Lydia, b. in York, Me., 7 Sept., 1784, d. in Hiram, Me., 28 
May, 1866, dau. of James Hill of Cornish, Me. He served in the 
War of 1812, and resided in Cornish and Hiram, Me, Children: 
1. Mark. 1 2. Jonathan. 3. Nathan. 4. Hannah Jane. 5. Bnth 
Stuart. 6. Mary Littlefield. 7. Mastress. 8. Levi. 9. Charles 
Hill. 10. Enoch Merrill. 11. Eunice W. 12. Albert. 

iii. Susan M., b. in Wells, 26 Men., 1786 ; d. unmarried, in Hiram, Me., 
29 Nov., 1875. 

iv. Richard, b. in Wells, 1 Oct., 1788; d. in Cornish, Me., Sept.. 1797. 

v. Mary, b. in Cornish, Me., 25 Sept., 1792; d. (probably in Hiram), 
25 Aug., 1858, unmarried. 

vi. Lydia, b. in Cornish, Me., 25 Sept., 1792; cl. (?18) June, 1847, un- 

vii. Samuel, b. in Cornish, Me., 12 Sept., 1794; d. in Naples, Me., Feb., 
1882; m. Susan Thompson of Windham, Me., who was living 15 
Oct., 1856. He resided in Hiram and Standish, Me. Probably 
no issue. 

viii. Timothy Wentworth, b. in Cornish, Me,, 14 June, 1796; d. in 
Hiram, Me., 10 Oct., 1884 ; m. in Hiram, 26 Men., 1823, Mary Berry 
(? Polly York) of Hiram, who d. shortly after marriage. He 
resided in Hiram, Me. Child: 1. (?). 

ix. Richard, b. in Cornish, Me., 26 Mch., 1798; d. in Lincoln, Me., 10 
Jan., 1843 ; m. in Lincoln, Mary Blaisdell. He was a yeoman, and 
resided probably in Enfield and Springfield, Me. Children(?) : 1. 
Jonathan. 1 2. Jacob. 3. Hannah. 

x. Hannah, b. in Cornish, Me., 10 June, 1800; d. probably in Hiram, 
Me., 9 Oct., 1845 (?in Rumford, Me., 20 Nov., 1844) ; m. in Corn- 
ish, Me., 3 Oct., 1838 (?in Hiram, 7 Nov., 1839), Henry McGrath 
(a widower) of Hiram, b. in the North of Ireland, 1802; d. in 
Hiram, Sept., 1854, who m. (3) Mrs. Angelina H. Phinney of 
Baldwin, Me. He resided in Hiram, Me. Child : 1. Dora Steele. 1 

xi. Jacob, b. in Cornish, Me., 10 Apr., 1802 ; d. testate, in Buxton, Me., 

23 Aug., 1854; m. in Buxton, 7 Apr., 1824, Melinda, b. in Buxton, 

24 Nov., 1806, d. in Buxton, 3 Nov., 1861, dau. of Benjamin and 
Susanna Leavett of Buxton. He was a yeoman, residing in Bux- 
ton. Children : 1. Albion Keath Paris. 1 2. Charles Augustus. 
3. Isabella Pitcher. 4. Susan Leavitt. 5. Mark T. 6. Jesse 
Appleton. 7. Joseph Appleton. 8. Elvira Pike. 9. Granville Svit- 
zer. 10. Mary Ann Frost. 11. Horace Ervin Pike. 12. Edwin 
Clarence. 13. Benjamin Franklin. 

38. Samuel 5 Treadwell (Samuel, 4 Samuel, 3 Nathaniel? Thomas 1 ), born 
in Wells, Me., 19 Apr., 1752, died probably in West Kennebunk, 
Me., 29 Jan., 1835, married in Wells, 5 Dec, 1780, Susanna, born 
14 Jan., 1757, died probably in West Kennebunk, 9 May, 1846, 
probably the daughter of Joshua and Joanna (Young) Edwards of 
Wells. He served in the Revolution, and was a yeoman, residing 
in West Kennebunk, Me. 

1906.] Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. 297 

Children : 

i. Hannah 6 b. 17 Oct., 1781 ; d. 4 Apr., 1799. 

ii. Hamons (Jonathan Hammond), b. 13 Oct., 1784; d. 10 Nov., 1785. 

iii. Olive T., b. 7 Oct., 1786; d. 4 July, 1867; m. in Wells, Me., 18 Apr., 
1805, John Jones, Jr., of Wells. Did he die at Kennebunk Land- 
ing, Me., 10 (or 20) Aug., 1855, aged 75 yrs.? 

iv. Betsey W.. b. 27 May, 1789; d. 23 May, 1819. 

v. Martha, b. 15 Mch., 1791 ; d. 8 July, 1827. 

vi. Joshua E., b. in Kennebunk, Me., 20 June, 1794; d. testate, in 
Kennebunk, 20 Aug., 1878; m. in Salem, Mass., 22 Aug., 1819 
(?1818), Frances Ingalls of Salem, who was b. in Salem, 3 Apr., 
1796, and d. 12 June, 1879. He served in War of 1812, commis- 
sioned Capt. in the Maine militia, was a farmer, and resided in 
Salem, Mass., for a short time, and afterwards in West Kenne- 
bunk, Me. Children: 1. Mary L 7 2. John William. 3. Joshua E. 
4. Frances N. 5. Susan E. 6. Hannah. 7. Edwin. 

vii. Susanna, b. in Kennebunk, Me., 28 Feb., 1797; d. in Kennebunk, 26 
Aug., 1826; m. in Kennebunk, 13 Dec, 1819, Oliver, of Wells (that 
part now Kennebunk), who d. in Kennebunk, "SIT July, 1856, aged 
57 yrs., son of Joseph and Ruth (Wakefield) Perkins of Kenne- 
bunk. He probablym. (2) Sally Littlefield. Children: 1. Betsey A. 

2. Celestine M. 3. Susan Alitha. 

viii. Samuel, b. 22 Nov., 1799; d. 10 Mch., 1825. 
ix. John W., b. 26 Oct., 1801 ; d. 25 Dec, 1820. 

39. Jacob 5 Treadwell (Samuel? Samuel* Nathaniel? Thomas 1 ), bap- 

tized in Wells, Me., 7 Oct., 1765, died on his farm in Frankfort, 

Me., probably after 1835, married . He was a farmer, and 

resided in Frankfort, Me. 
Children : 

i. Joseph, 6 b. (?20) June, 1797; d. (?20) Nov., 1882; m. Jemima Cur- 
tis. He was a farmer, and resided in Prentiss, Me. Children : 
1. Phebe Jane. 7 2. Sarah Ann. 3. Amos. 4. John. 5. Uriah H. 
6. Maria. 7. Edmund. 

ii. Samuel, d. before 1890; m. . He resided in Frankfort, Me. 

Children: 1. Joseph. 7 2. Theodore. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Jacob. 

iii. James, d. probably before May, 1858 ; probably m. Hannah N. , 

who m. (2) D. Storey (or Shorey) of Burlington (?Me.). He 
resided in Lowell(?), Penobscot Co., Me. Probably had a child: 
1. Nathaniel. 7 

iv. Sallt. 

40. Joseph 5 Treadwell (Joseph? Thomas? Nathaniel? Thomas 1 ), bap- 

tized in Ipswich, Mass., 5 Mch., 1748-9, died after Mch., 1773, 
and probably before 1785, married, probably before 26 May, 1769, 

Susanna . Did she marry second, in Newburyport, Mass., 

26 July, 1785, Michael Smith, probably the "Captain" who died 
in Newburyport, intestate, 11 May, 1828? Joseph 5 Treadwell was 
a mariner. 
Children : 

i. Joseph, 6 b. in Newburyport, Mass., 12 Aug., 1771; d. testate, in 
Bangor, Me., 8 June, 1842; m. in New Gloucester, Me., 18 Dec, 
1792, Mary, b. 22 Feb., 1766 (?1767), d. intestate, in Exeter, 
Me., 3 Feb., 1854, dau. of John and Ruth (Herrick) Tyler of New 
Gloucester, Me. He was a trader and builder, the first town clerk 
of Garland, Me., and resided in New Gloucester, Lewiston, Gar- 
land, and Bangor, Me. At the time of his marriage, he was resid- 
ing at " Baker's Town so called." Children : 1. Susanna. 7 2. Buth. 

3. Mary {Polly). 4. John. 5. Joseph Tyler. 6. Sally. 7. Anna. 
8. Benjamin. 9. Thomas Herrick. 10. Simeon. 

ii. Benjamin, b. in Newburyport, Mass., 19 Jan., 1774. 

298 Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. [July, 

41. NATHANIEL 8 TREADWELL {Thomas* Thomas* Nathaniel,' 1 Thomas 1 ), 
born in Ipswich, Mass., 20 Dec, 1752 (? 1749), died in Ipswich, 20 
Nov., 1834, aged 82 years, married first, in Ipswich, 4 May, 1775, 
Elizabeth, born 2 Nov., 1755, died in Ipswich, 25 Dec, 1808, 
daughter of (? Samuel) Stone of Ipswich; and married second, in 
Ipswich, 19 Mch., 1810, Elizabeth Fuller (probably, a widow), who 
died intestate, in Ipswich, 20 Sept., 1828. This Elizabeth Fuller 
was a sister of William McNeal. Nathaniel 5 was a sea-captain and 
was designated "Jr." 1775. His vessel, the " Lucy," was captured 
by the French, and formed one of the " Spoilation Claims." He 
resided in Ipswich, Mass. 
Children, born in Ipswich: 

i. Nathaniel, 6 b. 13 May, 177G; d. intestate, in the West Indies, 14 
Nov., 1808; m. in Ipswich, 4 May, 1800, Mary, probably b. in Ips- 
wich 29 Feb. (or 9 July), 1784, d.'in Ipswich, 9 June, 1800, dau. of 
Lieut. Enoch and Eunice (Marshall) Pearson. Did she m. (2) in 
Ipswich, 20 Nov., 1818, William Manning of Ipswich? He was 
probably a mariner, and designated "4 th " in 1800. He resided 
probably in Newburyport, Mass. Children: 1. Mary 1 2. Sarah. 
3. Thomas Warren. 

ii. Thomas, b. 1 Oct., 1779; d. testate, in Portsmouth, N. H., 30 Mch., 
1860; m. in Portsmouth, 13 Nov., 1800, Anna, b. in Portsmouth, 
28 Feb., 1779, d. 3 Nov., 1855, dau. of Thomas and Mary (Whitte- 
more) Passmore. He was a hatter and felt maker, residing in 
Portsmouth, N. II. Children: 1. Thomas Passmore. 1 2. Eliza- 
beth. 3. Thomas Passmore. 4. Mary Ann. 5. Olive. 6. William 
Pepperrell. 7. Samuel Passmore. 8. Catherine Simpson. 9. Fran- 
ces Dearborn. 

iii. Samuel, b. in 1781 : d. in Portsmouth, N. H., in 1817; m. in Ports- 
mouth, 9 Jan., 1809, Abigail Petergro, who was living 1 Jan., 1817. 
He was a carpenter, residing in Portsmouth, N. H. Children : 

1. Lucy Ann. 1 2. Susan. 3. Elizabeth. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 18 Nov., 1783; d. in Ipswich, 28 Apr. (?29 Mch.), 
1853; m. in Ipswich, 30 Sept., 1804, John, Jr., b. in Ipswich, 15 
Jan., 1781, d. in Ipswich, 9 Apr., 1857,~T5on of John and Mary 
(? Woodbury) Chapman of Ipswich. He was a shoemaker, and 
resided in Ipswich. "^Children : 1. Sally Treadwell. 1 2. Elizabeth. 
3. Hannah. 4. Mary Ann. 5. Susan. 6. Jqjin. 7. Mehitable. 
8. Lucy. 9. William. 10. Warren. 11. Thomas Treadwell. 

v. John, b. 27 Feb., 17Btf; d. intestate, in Boston, 19 Dec., 1853; m. 
in Portsmouth, N. H., 28 June, 1808, Hannah, b. in Kittery, Me., 
24 Apr., 1785, d. (?San Francisco, Cal.) 24 Apr., 1804, probably 
the dau. of Joseph Jenkins. He was a hatter and resided in Bos- 
ton, Mass. Children: 1. Joseph Jenkins. 1 2. Sarah Elizabeth. 
3. Charles Thomas. 

vi. Mehitable(?), d. in Ipswich, 19 Jan., 1789. 

vii. William, b. 10 Mch., 1791; d. testate, in Ipswich, 30 Sept., 1870; 
m. in Ipswich, 23 Aug., 1814, Welcome, b. in Ipswich, 10 Dec, 
1792, d. in Ipswich, 2 June, 1883, dau. of John and Rebecca (Swett) 
Seward of Ipswich. He was a mariner, residing in Ipswich. 
Children: 1. William Francis. 1 2. Abigail. 3. John Seward. 4. 
Elizabeth Stone. 5. Rebecca H. 6. Lucy Jane. 7. Isaac dish- 
ing. 8. Frances Susan. 9. Charles Thomas. 

viii. Hannah, b. 1 Sept., 1793; d. in Newton Highlands, Mass., 18 July, 
1888; m. (1) in Ipswich, Mass., 12 Nov., 1812, Joshua Burnliam, 
whod. probably in California, in 1861 ; m. (2) Samuel Albert Lake, 
who d. before his wife. Children by first husband : 1. Elizabeth, 

2. Mary Elizabeth. 3. George William. 4. Sarah. 5. John. 

ix. Robert, b. 2 Aug., 1795; d. (probably killed) in Europe, in 1819. 
On account of his early death, he probably never married, although 
engaged (m. int. pub. in Newburyport, Mass., 7 Nov., 1819) to 
Elizabeth Creasey of Newburyport, who was probably the dau. 
of William and Esther Creasey. 

1906.] Beck Family Records. 299 


Communicated by Otis G. Hammond, Esq., of Concord, N. H. 

These records were taken from an old account book kept by 
Henry Beck, and now in the possession of his descendant John A. 
Beck of Canterbury, N. H. 

Melinda Beck Was Born May the 6 Day of a wensda In the year 1807 
Polly Beck Was born July the 18 Day of a tusday In year 1787 
Catherrine Beck was born Jenuary the 9 Day of a tusda In year 1810 
Albert H Beck Was born may the 6 Day of a Wensda In Year 1812 
John Beck Was Born Jenuary the 31 Day of a friday In Year 1817 
Thompson Beck Was born the 6 Day of a Sunday In year 1819 
Abiel Beck was born In March the 19 Day of a monday In Year 1821 
Margaret Beck was born may the 20 Day of a tusday In Year 1823 
Lowel Beck Was born August the 27 of a Saturday in year 1825 
Diantha Beck Was born December the 15 Day of a monday in year 1828 
Alvin Beck was born Novnber the 28 Day of a Sunday in year 1831 
Eles [Alice] Beck was Born December 15 th 1742 — 
Henry Beck was Married to Eles Thompson January the 20 in the year 


Canterb[ur]y. Henry Beck Deceased January the 30 day in 1811 — 

Abiel Beck Deceas d September the 28 th in 1829 — 

Diantha Beck Deceas d September the 18 th in 1829 — 

Albert Beck Decesed January the 23 d in 1840 of a Thursday 

Alice Beck Decesed January the 20 in 1841 of a Wednsday 

Mary Ann Beck Deceased March the 18 of a friday 1842 

John Beck Decesed October the 13 day 1843 of a friday 

Mary Beck Died Sept 26 1851 Aged 69 yers 

My father dyed y e 7 of november In the year 1734 

Henry Beck born november the 14 In the year 1695 

Mary Beck born febary y e 4 of a thosday In the yeare 1719/20 

Margret Beck born November y e 20 of a monday In the yeare 1721 

John Beck born august y e 16 of a Sabath day In the yeare 1724 

Nathaniel Beck born June y e 17 of a tusday In the yeare 1729 — 

Hannah Beck born July y e 20 1734 of a Saterday november y e 16 dessed 

Elizabeth Beck born July y e 27 of a tusday In the year 1736 — 

Henry Beck born January 27 1738/9 of a Saterday 

My granfather Henry Beck was born In the Paresh of geywareck in 

warickshear In old england 

Sarah Beck was Born December the 28 1763 of a wensdav 

Hanah Beck was Born Augt the first 1767 of a Saturday 

Moley Beck was Born Aprill 18 of a tusday 1769 Deceasd July the 


Anne Beck was Born Aprill the 13 of a Saturday In 1771 

John Beck was Born June th 4 of a thursday 1773 

Margret Beck Born June th 4 of a thursday 1773 

Charls Beck was Born maye the 29 of a monday 1775 

Clement Beck was Born November the 3 Day of tusday In the year 1780 

Henry Beck was Born October the 2 Day of a tusday In the year 1783 

Poly Beck was Born Aprill the 8 Day of a tusday In the year 1785 

300 Descendants of Andrew Benton. [July, 


By John H. Benton, Esq., of Washington, D. C. 

1. John 1 Benton, of the parish of Epping, co. Essex, England, and 
Mary Southernwood, were married at Epping, May 25, 1G18. (For an 
account of the family in England, see Charles E. Benton's " Caleb Benton 
and Sarah Bishop, their Ancestors and their Descendants," Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y., 1906.) 

Their children were : 

2. Andrew, bapt. Oct. 15, 1620. 
Thomas, bapt. Aug. 25, 1622. 
Marie, bapt. June 29, 1625. 
Elizabeth, bapt. Aug. 31, 1628. 

[Here occurs a register hiatus of 8 years.] 
John, bapt. Mar. 10, 1639. 

The register shows the burial of a John Benton, Feb. 12, 1662, and of " the 
widdow Benton," June 5, 1665, but there is uncertainty as to their identity. 

That the above record of Andrew, baptized Oct. 15, 1620, relates to 
Andrew Benton the emigrant is deduced from the facts that his tomb- 
stone in Hartford (whither he removed from Milford) shows he was " aged 
63 yrs." at his death, July 31, 1683, thus agreeing with the probable time 
of birth, and that the name of John (his father) was given to three of his 
children, two of whom died in infancy, and the name of Mary (his mother) 
was given his second daughter. 

That he was nearly related to Edward Benton the emigrant may be in- 
ferred from their coming together to America ; and a coincidence of Chris- 
tian names and other data suggests that John the father of Andrew the 
emigrant was probably a son of Andrew and Maria Benton, parents of 
Edward the emigrant ; and if so, he was an older son w T hose birth failed 
of registration in the Epping parish records, or, possibly he was a son of 
the John Benton, baptized Apr. 14, 1588, whose father, Andrew Benton, 
born in 1548, inherited by will, in 1569, the manor of Shingle Hall, at 
Epping, of which his father, John Benton, became the owner in 1552. 

In view, therfore, of the uncertainty as to an earlier ancestry, I choose 
to begin the ancestral line with John and Mary (Southernwood.) 

2. Andrew 2 Benton {John 1 ) was allotted parcel No. 64 at the appor- 
tionment in Nov., 1639, of the land at Milford, Conn., bought from the 
Indians in Feb. of that year. It contained three acres, and was situated 
on the west side of Half Mile Brook, near the crossing of what is now 
Spring and Hill streets, and to this were added several other parcels of 
ground. He married first, probably in 1649, Hannah, daughter of George 
Stocking of Hartford, a first settler there in L636. They united with the 
church at Milford, he on Mar. 5, 1648, and she on Oct. 13, 1650, and 
were dismissed to Hartford, Mar., 1666, whither they had removed as early 
as 1662. Here he was a fenceviewer in 1663 and '64, a juror in 1664 and 
'67, was a freeman in May, 1665, and a suppressor of "disorders during 
public worship" (during the Hartford Controversy) ami collector of min- 
ister's rates in 1667. He separated to the Second Church in Feb., 1670, 

1906.] Descendants of Andrew Benton. 301 

with his wife, daughter Hannah, and his fathers-in-law, Stocking and Cole. 
He married second, probably in 1673, Anne, daughter of John Cole, " a 
godly man of some public trust." She was the " bewitched maid " on 
whose account, mainly, Nathaniel Greensmith and his wife were hanged 
for witchcraft, Jan. 25, 1663. Goffe, the regicide, then in hiding at Mil- 
ford, writes in his diary, Feb. 24, that after the hanging " the maid was 
well"; and Cotton Mather's Magnalia, in 1684, says of her that "she 
is restored to health, united with the church, and living in good re- 
pute." She died testate, Apr. 19, 1685, leaving an estate of £60.12.6, to 
be divided among her three surviviug children, of whom Ebenezer was 
given a double portion because of "impotency." Hannah, his first wife, 
died probably in 1672. He was buried in Center Church Cemetery, and 
his gravestone, near the rear wall of the church, reads : " Andrew Ben- 
ton Aged 63 years He dyed lVLy 31 Ano 1683." His estate, ap- 
praised at £345.17.19, was administered by his son Joseph, and distributed, 
Dec. 18, 1683, to his widow, and children, Andrew Samuel, Joseph, Mary, 
and Dorothy, by his first wife, and Ebenezer, Lydia, and Hannah, by his 
second wife. 

The homestead, formerly owned by Nathaniel Greensmith, was at the 
junction of the roads leading to Wethersfield and Farmington, and on the 
tvest side of the present Wethersfield Avenue. At the death of the widow, 
it became the property of his son Joseph Benton, who sold it in June, 1693. 
He owned several other parcels of land, one of which in the " Five Mile 
Lay Out," in East Hartford, was distributed to his eight surviving child- 
ren, Mar. 24, 1689. 

Children by first wife, all, except the last, born in Milford : 

i. John, 3 b. Apr. 9, bapt. Apr. 14, 1650. " He died May [24] follow- 
ing in y e bed in y e night." 

ii. Hannah, bapt. Nov. 23, 1651 ; m. John Camp, Jr. ; mentioned in 
her grandfather Stocking's will, July 15, 1673; had a dau. Han- 
nah, bapt. Nov. 24, 1672; d. prior to 1675, the year of her hus- 
band's second marriage. 

3. iii. Andrew, bapt. Aug. 12, 1653; d. Feb. 5, 1704. 

iv. Mary, b. Apr. 14, bapt. Apr. 15, 1655; m. (1) Nathaniel, son of 
John Cole, who d. testate Apr. 20, 1708, naming" Nathaniel, his 
only child, executor; m. (2) Jonathan Bigelow, who d. testate 
Jan. 9, 1711, his wife and son Joseph being executors; m. (3) 
Mar. 19, 1713, Dea. John Shepard ; buried Dec. 23, 1752, in First 
Church Cemetery, Hartford, " ae 90 yrs.", which should be 97 yrs. 
10 mos. 8 ds. 

v. John, b. Oct. 7, 1656 ; mentioned in his grandfather Stocking's 
will, July 15, 1673 ; d. prior to May 30, 1680. 

4. vi. Samuel, b. Aug. 15, 1658; d. Apr. 10, 1746. 

5. vii. Joseph, b. 1660; d. Aug. 12, 1753, " in 93 yr." 

viii. Dorothy, b. probably in 1662 ; the only record of her is in the dis- 
tribution of her father's estate, Dec. 18, 1683, and Mar. 24, 1689. 

Children by second wife, born in Hartford : 

ix. Ebenezer, bapt. Jan. 4, 1674; "an impotent," living Apr. 20, 1708, 

at the death of his uncle, N. Cole. 
x. Lydia, bapt. Feb. 13, 1676; united with the Second Church, Apr. 

25, 1697. 
xi. Hannah, bapt. Jan. 26, 1679. 
xii. John, bapt. May 30, 1680; cl. young, prior to Sept. 4, 1683. 

3. Andrew 3 Benton (Andrew* Andrew* John 1 ), who lived in Milford 
and Hartford, Conn., married Martha, daughter of Sergt. Thomas 

302 Descendants of Ami rew Benton, [July, 

Spencer, who mentions her in his will, proved Sept., 10<s7. He 
"owned y e covenant," Jan. 6, 1677, and both united with the Se- 
cond Church, Dec 10, 1694, prior to which time they presumably 
belonged to the First Church. As the eldest son, he received a 
double portion of his father's estate. His own estate of £94. 3. 4. 
was administered by his brother Samuel. 
Children, all born in Hartford: 

i. Hannah, 4 bapt. Jan. G, 1077: in. (1) Feb. 20, 1700, Edward Scofell 
of Haddam, who d. May, 1703, and had. Susannah and Hanna&j 

m. (2), in 170(5, Benjamin Smith. 

ii. Martha, bapt. Aug. 1, 1079. 

iii. Andrew, bapt. July 31, 1G81 ; the only Benton to whom the follow- 
ing death is applicable: " July y e last 1704, One Benton and Win, 
Omstead Sold' Slain by y c Indians; and 2 of y c Enemy Slain." — 
(See Register, vol. ix, p. 161.) 

iv. Mercy, bapt. Sept. 7, 1G83. 

v. John, bapt. Feb. 22, 1685. 

vi. Dorothy, bapt. Apr. 22, 1688; m. May 3, 1716, John Gridley of 
Farmington, Conn. 

vii. Mary, bapt. Nov. 2, 1G90. 

viii. Ebenezer, bapt. Oct. 18, 169G; chose his uncle Samuel Benton to be 
his guardian, Sept. 5, 1701), and Jonathen Bigelow, Sr. (his uncle 
by marriage), Nov. G, 1710, and the latter having died, the court, 
Mar. 5, 1711, " allowed " Joseph Benton, his uncle, to be his guar- 
dian; d. Dec. 1770; m. Elizabeth, bapt. June 11, 1G98, buried 
Mar. 9, 1791, dan. of John White of Middletown, Conn., of whom 
the Second Church record says, " The mother of John Benton 
[widow of Ebenezer Benton] aged 96 " [she was in her 93d year] ; 
his sou John,' bapt. Nov. 15, 1724, was " buried," the same record 
says, "Nov. 9, 1805, se. 81 years." 

ix. Elizabeth, bapt. Feb. 12, 1G98. 

4. Samuel 3 Benton (Andrew? John 1 ) lived in Milford and Hartford, 
and for awhile in the town of Tolland, Conn., where he and his son 
Samuel were first proprietors, in 1716. He married, probably in 
1679, Sarah, daughter of William and Sarah Chatterton of New 
Haven, Conn., who was born there, July 19, 1661. He died testate 
in Hartford, Apr. 10, 1746, making ample provision for his u be- 
loved wife Sarah," and appointing Moses and Lydia, his two young- 
est children, to be executors. 
Children, all born in Hartford : 

6. i. Samuel, 4 b. Aug. 8, 1G80. 
ii. Sarah, b. Sept. 28, 1685. 

iii. Hannah, b. Mar. 14, bapt. Mar. 19, 1G88; m. (1) May 11. 1711, 
Samuel Kellogg, Jr., who d. in 1712, and had Sarah, the only child, 
b. 1712; m. (2) Joseph Root. 

iv. Abigail, b. Dec. 9, 1691 : m. (1) Joseph, of Wethersfleld, son of 
John Camp of Hartford, who d. Dec, 1713, and had Ua/tiiah, 
only child, bapt. Sept. 25,1712; m. (2) July 28, 1715. Richard 
Montague of Wethersfleld. She d. in Wethersfleld, May 9, i: 
"in 62d yr." 

7. v. Caleb, b. Alar, l, 1694. 

8. vi. Daniel, b. June 25, 1696. 

9. vii. Jacob, b. Sept. 21, bapt. Sept. 26, L698. 

viii. MOSES, b. Apr. 26, bapt. May 8, L702; m. Miriam . who d. 

Sept. 80, 1776, "age 61 yrs."; d. testate, May n 1765, his " Be- 
loved Wiffe Merrlam" being one of the executors. Children: 
1. Mote*.* 2. Samuel. .*>. Martha. 4. Miriam. 5. Lydia. 

ix. LYDIA, b. and bapt. Apr. 20, 1705. 

L906.] Descendants of Andrew Benton, 303 

5. Joseph 3 Benton {Andrew, 2 John 1 ), is first mentioned in his grand- 

father George Stocking's will, dated July 15, 1 673. He married 
first, [Martha ?] a daughter of Dea. Paul Peck of Hartford, who 
left him a legacy of £5 in his will, dated June 25, 1695 ; and mar- 
ried second, Feb. 10, 1698, Sarah, daughter of Bevil Waters of 
Hartford, " a man of good estate," who died Mar., 1729, leaving 
his " eldest daughter, Sarah Benton wife of Joseph Benton, £500." 
He united with the church, Mar. 8, 1696, and she, Mar. 15, 1713. 
In 1714, probably, he removed from Hartford to the town of Tol- 
land, Conn., where he and his son Joseph, and his brother Samuel 
and his son Samuel, appear as " inhabitants " and first proprietors, 
May 14, 1716. He was its first town clerk, from Dec, 1717, to Dec, 
1720, a selectman in 1721 and '22, a first deacon of the church, 
and largely " intrusted with public affairs." At a survey of the line 
between the towns of Tolland and Coventry, in 1722, his house 
and three acres of land fell within the latter, but by agreement he 
was " still accounted an inhabitant " of Tolland. He was at New- 
ington, Conn., Nov. 23, 1739, and in 1742 he removed, probably 
with his son Jehiel, to the town of Kent, in Litchfield Co., Conn. 
His gravestone, at the west side of Good Hill Cemetery, near the 
village of Kent, is inscribed : hear lies the body of dec : N 


Child by first wife : 

i. Joseph, 4 m. Dec. 11, 1718, Sarah Pynchon ; was a first proprietor of 
the town of Tolland, 1716; d. testate at Farmington, Conn., 1667, 
his will, dated June 25, 1666, giving u all my estate both real and 
personal to my beloved wife Sarah, to be at her disposal forever." 
Children: 1. Andreio, 5 bapt. Aug. 23, 1719. 2. Martha, bapt. 
Nov. 30, 1720. 

Children by second wife, all born in Hartford: 

ii. Ruth, b. Feb. 9, bapt. Feb. 10, 1699; d. Oct. 6, 1712. 

iii. Sarah, b. Jan. 28, bapt. May 26, 1701 ; cl. Oct. 7, 1712. 

10. iv. Isaac, b. Feb. 8, bapt. Feb. 14, 1703. 
v. Aaron, b. Mar. 24, 1705. 

vi. Jemima, b. Mar. 21, 1708; m. Jan. 24, 1731, Benjamin Strong. 

11. vii. Jehiel, b. Jan. 27, bapt. Jan. 28, 1710. 
viii. Kezia, bapt. Sept. 19, 1714. 

6. Samuel 4 Benton (Samuel* Andrew 2 John 1 ) lived in Hartford and 

Tolland, Conn., of which latter town he was a first proprietor, in 
1716. He married, Jan. 2, 1705, Mary, daughter of Medad Pom- 
roy of Northampton, Mass. 

Children, perhaps all born in Hartford : 

i. Medad, b bapt. Oct. 22, 1705. 

12. ii. Jonathan, bapt. Sept. 7, 1707. 

13. iii. Timothy, bapt. Mar. 9, 1710. 
iv. Eunice, bapt. June 22, 1712. 
v. Mary, bapt. May 29, 1715. 

14. vi. Samuel, bapt. Aug. 11, 1717. 
vii. Sarai, bapt. Aug. 16, 1719. 

7. Caleb 4 Benton (Samuel* Andrew 2 John 1 ), who lived in Hartford, 

married Hannah, daughter of Thomas (son of David) Ensign of 
Hartford. She united with the Second Church, Feb. 20, 1725, and 
he, June 27, 1725. He died July 25, 1725, his wife surviving him, 
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304 Descendants of Andrew Benton. [July, 

Children, all born in Hartford: 

Hannah, 6 bapt. July 31, 1720. 

Caleb, b. Jan. 28, bapt. Feb. 4, 1722. 

Violet, bapt. Dec. 8, 1 723, 

Abraham, bapt. Apr. 11, 1725. 

Thomas, m. July 3, 17G1, Auue Stauley; d. 1815; lived at Windsor, 

Sarah, b. Feb. 23, 1729. 
Susannah, b. Feb. 23, 1729. 

8. Daniel 4 Bknton (Samuel, 8 Andrew, 2 John 1 ) lived in Hartford and 

Tolland, Conn. He united with the Second Church, Sept. 21, 
1718, and married, Jan. 3, 1722, Mary, daughter of John Skinner 
of Hartford. He died in Tolland. 
Children, all born in Tolland : 

i. Mary, 5 b. Oct. 17, 1722; d. Mar. 16, 1723. 

17. ii. Daniel, b. Jan. 6, 1724. 

18. iii. William, b. Nov. 12, 1725. 

iv. Mart, b. Apr. 9, 1727; d. Oct. 4, 1745. 

19. v. Elijah, b. June 30, 1728. 

vi. Sarah, b. May 8, 1730; cl. young. 

vii. Hannah, b. July 12, 1731 ; cl. young. 

viii. John, b. June 17, 1732 ; d. young. 

ix. Siloam, b. Dec. 11, 1733; cl. young. 

x. Lydia, b. May 2, 1735. 

xi. Abigail, b. Nov. 25, 1736; m. July 19, 1757, Benjamin Davis. 

9. Jacob 4 Benton (Samuel 8 Andrew, 2 John 1 ) lived in Hartford, where 

he joined the Second Church, June 23, 1723. He removed to Har- 

winton, Conn., in 1736, and the first town meeting was held at his 

house, Dec. 20, 1737. He was the first town clerk, a deacon in the 

church, and several times a selectman. He married first, June 6, 

1724, Abigail, daughter of Joshua and Mary Carter, who died Sept. 

27, 1725; and married second, Apr. 4, 1728, Elizabeth, daughter 

of Barnabas and Martha Hinsdale of Hartford, who was born Jan. 

9, 1703, He died Nov. 23, 1761. 

Child by first wife, born in Hartford : 

i. Abigail, 5 b. Sept. 18, bapt. Sept. 19, 1725; d. Mar. 4, 1764 ; m. 
Timothy Dodd, who was bapt. Aug. 17, 1724, and cl. Feb. 21, 1774. 

Children by second wife, all, except the last, born in Hartford : 

ii. Jacob, b. Jan. 2, bapt. Jan. 12, 1729 ; m. Hannah Slade of Harwinton, 

Conn., cl. Jan. 13, 1807, at Alstead, N. H. 
iii. Phineas, b. Jan. 10, bapt. Jan. 17, 1731; d. Aug. 16, 1739. 
iv. Amos, b. Nov. 10, bapt. Nov. 12, 1732. 
v. Barnabas, bapt. Jan. 3, 1735. 
vi. Elizabeth, bapt. June 17, 1738; d. Aug. 16, 1749. 

10. Isaac 4 Benton (Joseph, 2 Andrew* John 1 ), who lived in Hartford. 
Tolland, Kent, and Salisbury, Conn., married Mar. 16, 1730, Ruth 
Norton of Edgartown, Mass, He was in Tolland, as early as 1716, 
removed from there to Kent in 1743, where he and his wife joined 
the church, Mar, 14, 1744, and from there went to Salisbury in 
1740. lie became a freeman April 8, 1751 ; was a sealer of 
weights and measures in 1753 and '55; a tither in 17o4; and a 
lister and grand-juror in 17o6. His gravestone in the Old Ceme- 
tery at Salisbury is inscribed : " Here Lies Interred The Body of 
[r Ifsaac Benton He Died September 17 th A.D. 1757 [* 54]." 













1906.] Inscriptions in Connecticut, 305 

His son Isaac was executor of his will, and his estate of seventy- 
nine acres in the southwest corner of the town, near Ore Hill, and 
personal property of £43-19-8, was distributed, Aug. 16, 1760, to- 
his widow, Ruth, and his eight surviving children. 
Children, except the last three, born in Tolland : 

Sarah, 5 b. June 14, 1731 ; m. John Towsley. 

Isaac, b. Nov. 13, 1732. 

David, b. Jan. 23, 1734. 

Stephen, b. July 10, 1737. 

Joseph, b. Sept. 3, 1740; d. about 1761 or '62. 

Nathan, b. Feb. 28, 1743. 

Levi, b. Mar. 20, 1746, in Kent, Conn, 
viii. Ruth, b. July 23, 1748, "in Oblong." 
ix. Jehiel, b. Aug. 9, 1752; d. June 3, 1753. 

11. Capt. Jehiel 4 Benton (Joseph? Andrew, 2 John 1 ) was a child when 
his father removed from Hartford to Tolland, Conn., in 1716. He 
married, Oct., 1731, Sarah Berry of Tolland, and removed to Kent, 
Conn., in 1742, where he and his wife joined the church, July 18, 
1742. They both died in Kent, she, Sept. 16, 1784, "se 78," and 
he, Oct. 30, 1789, "re 79." Their gravestones are in Good Hill 
Cemetery, near Kent. 

Children, all, except the last, born in Tolland : 

i. Joseph, 5 b. Dec. 15,' 1732 ; d. July 8, 1736. 

ii. Miriam, b. July 8, 1734. 

iii. Keziah, b. Mar. 25, 1736. 

iv. Nathaniel, b. Apr. 17, 1741. 

v. Anne, b. July 23, 1747. 

[To be concluded.] 


Communicated by Louis Marinus Dewey, Esq., of Westfield, Mass. 

[Continued from page 141.] 


Mr. James Bagg, aged 19 years, and Mr. Jonathan Bagg aged 17 years, 
sons of Mr. James Bagg, late of Springfield deceased, and of Mrs. Bath- 
sheba, now wife of Capt. Asaph Leavit, killed by lightning May 20, 1766. 

John Burbank died 12 Mar., 1793, in 93d year. 

Thomas Copley died 30 Aug., 1751, aged 75. 

Mary his wife died 15 Aug., 1751, in 72d year. 

John Crary died 4 Dec,, 1854, aged 79. 

Deborah (Prentice) his wife died 5 Apr., 1853, aged 73. 

Sandford Crary (son of John) died 29 Sept. 1840, aged 41. 

Mrs. Mary Denslow died 18 June, 1784, in 55th year. 

Rev. Ebenezer Devotion died 11 Apr., 1741, aged 57. 

Mrs. Hannah his wife died 23 Mar., 1719, in 33d year. 

Mrs. Navini (Taylor of Westfield), his wife died 6 Aug., 1739, aged 45. 

306 Inscriptions in Connecticut. [July. 

John Dewey died 17 Jan., 1807, in 63d year. 

Two children of John and Olive Dewey, Olive died 6 Nov., 1800, aged 
10 num. 10 days, John died 11 Aug., 1805, aged 4 years. 

Lieut. Bildad Fowler, a soldier of the Revolution, died 19 Nov., 1814, 
aged 76. 

Mercy Sikes his wife died 25 Apr., 1800, aged 43. 

Rachel Hopkins his 2d wife died 5 Nov., 1855, aged 96. 

( iideon Granger, Esq., died suddenly 30 Oct., 1800, in GGth year (father 
of Gideon Granger, postmaster general under President Jefferson). 

Tryphosa (Kent) his wife died 21 July, 1796, in 58th year. 

Anna wife of John Hall died 23 Aug., 1794, aged 49. 

Nathaniel Harmon died 2 May, 1712, aged 57. 

Daniel Hubbard died 27 July, 1748, in 60th year. 

Capt. Joseph King died 6 Mar., 1756, in 07 th year. 

Hannah his relict died 4 May, 1805, aged 109. 

John Law ton died 17 Dec, 1690, aged 60. 

Benedick wife of John Lawton died 18 Nov., 1692, aged 57. 

Capt. Asaph Leavitt died 14 Apr., 1774, in 82d year. 

Hannah his wife died 24 Nov., 1726, in 35th year. 

John Lewis died 3 Feb., 1828, aged 74. 

Mary his widow died 9 Mar., 1840, aged 78. 

Caroline daughter of John and Betsy Lewis died 24 Nov., 1827, aged 21. 

Hannah daughter of John and Mary Lewis died 28 Oct., 1827, aged 21. 

Eachel wife of Zebulon Mygatt died 14 May, 1721, aged 20. 

Benjamin son of Benjamin and Mary Remington died 28 Apr., 1776, 
aged 10 mos. 22 days. 

John Rowe died 23 Sept., 1795, in 92d year. 

Posthumous Sikes died 16 Mar., 1756, in 45th year. 

Victory Sikes died 13 Dec, 1793, in 83d year. 

Helen Talcot wife of Win. Mather died 6 Dec, 1770, aged 40. 

Consider Williston died 14 Feb., 1794, in 55th year. 

Rhoda his widow died 16 May, 1828, aged 87. 

Elizabeth wife of Doctor David Willkoks died 19 Mar., 1760, in 42d 

West Suffield. 

Calvin Gillett died 26 Jan., 1844, aged 78. 
Thankful his wife died 25 June, 1851, aged 82. 
John Warner died 10 May, 1809, aged 84. 
Anah his wife died 24 Feb., 1820, aged 95. 


John Booth died 7 May, 1778, in 82d year. 

Revd. Mr. Nath 11 Collins, first pastor of the Church of Christ in Enfield, 
died 31 Dec, 1756, in 80th year. 

Mrs. Alice Collins, wife of the Rev d . Mr. Nathaniel Collins, first Pastor 
of the Church of Christ in Enfield, died 19 Feb., 1735, in 53rd year (a 
great-grand-daughter of Gov. William Bradford of Plymouth Colony). 

Susannah wife of John Hale died 17 Nov., 1757, aged about 67. " 

Lieut. Thomas Jones died 4 Nov., 1763, in 84th year. 

Mary his wife died 8 Nov., 1744, in 60th year. 

Abel King died 2 Aug., 1822, aged 38. 

Benjamin Meacham died 14 Oct., 1776, aged 53. 

1906.] Inscriptions in Connecticut. 307 

Elizabeth his wife died 2 Aug., 1811, aged 85. 

Lieut. Benjamin Meacham died 12 Oct., 1770, in 68th year. 

Abner Meacham died 16 Dec, 1831, aged 74. 

Lovicy his consort died 13 Jan., 1823, aged 59. 

Benjamin Meacham died 2 Oct., 1817, aged 69. 

Mehetable his wife died 17 June, 1790, aged 38. 

Nathaniel Pierce died — Jan., 1755, in 84th year. 

John Pierce died 28 Sept., 1713, aged 61 yrs. 11 days. 

Ebenezer Prior died 12 Jan., 1841, aged 96. 

Mary his relict died 17 July, 1846, aged 91. 

Harriet Prior died 11 Dec, 1848, aged 63. 

Thomas Sabin died 9 Oct., 1810, aged 75. 

Capt. Joseph Sexton died 3 May, 1742, aged 76. 

Hannah (Wright) his relict died 26 Nov., 1742, aged 73 (see ante, vol. 
35, page 75). 

Dr. Ebenezer Terry died 2 Aug., 1780, in 85th year. 

Mary his wife died 5 Apr., 1762, aged 61. 

Capt. Ephraim Terry, Esq., born 24 Oct., 1701, died 14 Oct., 1783. 

Ann his wife born 20 Dec, 1702, died 10 Sept., 1778. 

Col. Nathaniel Terry, son of Ephraim and Anne, born 3 June, 1730, 
died 20 Feb., 1792. 

Capt. Samuel Terry died 2, Jan., 1730/1, in 70th year. 

Martha, his relict, died 29 May, 1743, page 76. 

Samuel Terry died 8 May, 1798, aged 72. 

Mary his relict died 11 Feb., 1801, aged 70. 

John Warner born 9 Oct., 1748, died 2 Jan., 1813. 


Ebenezer and Abigail Buckley had three children die in each year, 1740 
and 1757. 

Abigail Clark daughter of Simon and Abigail died 9 Apr., 1794, aged 
18, of smallpox. 

Edward Collins at Cambridge, 1630 ; Nathaniel Collins first minister at 
Middletown ; Nathaniel Collins, Jr., first minister at Enfield, died in 1757 ; 
Adice his wife, a great-grand-daughter of William Bradford of the May- 
lower and 31 years governor of Plymouth Colony. 

Elijah Felt died 24 Jan., 1789, in 23d year, from an accidental gun-shot 
vound in the legs and knees. 

Samuel Gowdy died 17 Nov., 1811, aged 74. 

Abiah his wife died 20 Mar., 1818, aged 81. 

Benjamin Jones died 5 Feb., 1754, in 72d year (the first settler). 

Benjamin Jones died 13 Oct., 1794, in 85th year. 

Elizabeth his wife died 28 June, 1800, in 82d year. 

Daniel Jones died 23 Mar., 1792, in 46th year., 

Jemima his wife died 13 Apr., 1782, in 38th year. 

Eleazer Jones died 20 Apr., 1755, aged 62. 

Capt. Charles Kibbe died 8 Dec, 1805, aged 59. 

Mary his wife died 27 Jan., 1790, aged 53. 

Edward Kibbe died 22 Aug., 1756, in 88th year. 

Rebecca wife of Edward Kibbe died 16 Dec, 1769, in 76th year. 

Grace wife of Jacob Kibbe died 15 Feb., 1734, in 30th year. 

Nathaniel Mighells died 20 Aug., 1750, in 34th year. 

George Gilbert Mixter born 15 Feb., 1821, died 1 Jan., 1904. 

308 The American Dearborns. [July, 

Maria Annunciate Gowdv bis wife (daughter of Tudor Gowdy) born 27 
Aj,r. ? L823, died 8 Aug., 1893. 

Ezra Parsons died 19 Dec, 18 1 5, in 72d year. 

Abigail 1 i is wife died 13 Aug., 1810, aged 60. 

Daniel Sexton died 8 Oct., 1792, aged 90. 

Mary his relict died 27 Apr., 1806, aged 90. 

Daniel Sexton died 10 Mar., 1826, aged 89. 

Catherine his relict died 7 July, 1834, aged 89. 

Hannah wife of Daniel Sexton died 11 June, 1785, aged 33. 

Joseph Sexton died 3 Mar., 1807, aged 63. 

Rachel his consort died 27 Apr., 1796, aged 48. 

Stephen Sexton died 14 Aug., 1792, aged 50. 

Mehitable, his widow, died 10 Aug., 1825, aged 82. 

Lydia wife of Benjamin Sitton died 1729, aged 64. 

Ebenezer Spencer died 20 Nov., 1787, aged 80. 

Experience his wife, and daughter of Josiah Cooley of Springfield, died 
19 June, 1771, aged 32. 

Jacob Ward died 18 Sept,, 1748, aged 51. 

[To be continued.] 


Communicated by Victor Channing Sanborn, Esq., of Chicago, 111. 

Perhaps misled by f Tradition," the investigators of families 
originating with Wheelwright and his Exeter Combination have 
turned from the blazed trail which leads into Lincolnshire, as indi- 
cated by the late Col. Chester and by ' r Long John ' Wentworth. 
Thus the Towles are said to be Irish, and the Dearborns to have 
come from Devonshire. 

The volumes of Lincoln Wills, in course of publication by the 
British Record Society, give ample clues to local families, as do 
always the documents of diocesan registries of probate, whose records 
mainly deal with families of small possessions, distinguished from 
those whose wealth or ambition inclined them to register their 
wills in the Prerogative Courts of Canterbury or York. In these 
Lincoln volumes appear many Towle wills, showing a family of 
that name residing in North Lincolnshire, and there are also a few 
Dearborn wills which I think show conclusively the origin of our 
American Dearborns to have been next door to the English home 
of their religious leader, John Wheelwright. 

The following abstracts of Dearborn wills show a family of that 
name originating in Hogstliorpe, Lincolnshire (a parish next to 
Mumby where the Wheelwrights came from, and the very place 
where Wheelwright bought land from one Francis Levet), and 
branching into Binbrooke, Sibsey, Spilsby, and Hannay, thus lead- 

1906.] The American Dearborns, 309 

ing the genealogist into five Lincoln parishes whose registers, 
extending as they do to the early 16th century, will undoubtedly 
furnish forth the Dearborn ancestry. 

The Dearborns were of yeoman stock, and the name does not 
appear in any ancient records or pedigrees which I have found. It 
will be seen that these wills mention Christian names identical with 
our early Dearborns, except for the emigrant Godfrey, whom I 
surmise to have been a son of Thomas, the cousin of Henry of Han- 
nay in 1635. The earliest name, Michael (uncommon in New Eng- 
land families), appears in the third American generation as the son 
of Ebenezer, who was the grandson of Godfrey. 

My interest in the Dearborns being purely collateral, and I have not 
traced the family farther than the clues here printed. I found these 
in searching for the English origin of my ancestor Thomas Levet, 
who, like Godfrey Dearborn, followed Wheelwright to Exeter and 
moved to Hampton, where he established a home and left many 
descendants. I hope to print in the Register, ere long, what I 
have discovered as to Levet's Lincoln and Yorkshire origin. 

Will of Michael Derebarne of Hoggestrope. Dated 24 April 1573 ; 
proved at Lincoln, 8 June 1573. To Agnes my wife iij of my best Kyen, 
xv Ewes, x hogges & wethers, one black mare, one gray mare and one 
"danded" mare; ij matris beds with all things thereto belonging; x pew- 
ter dublers ; one table, one form, one pair of malt quernes and one " dish- 
binck " ij chairs, 5 acres of barley, 5 acres of beans, one wain and one 
plough. To John, my son, ij Kyen, x Ewes, iij wethers, vi hogges, one 
black " feley " one gray " feley," one plough etc. To Thomas, my son, 
when at the age of xx years, one matris bed, ij lining sheets ; ij harden 
sheets ; ij pyllows, one coverlet, and £ viij in ready money. To Agnes, 
my wife, the lease of my house that I have of the Queen's majesty with 
one lease I have of Thomas Herdman of Cumberworth for ij years after 
my death and then to John, my son. To evrie poor householder in Hogges- 
trope that hath no kye iiij d, to evrie house. To Jenet, my sister, dwell- 
ing at Partney one " Shedder burling." To every one of my brethren and 
sistern children. To John my brother one pair russet hose and my best 
black dublet. To Francis Massare my black dublet with the russet sleeves. 
To the Mother Church at Lincoln. Residue to wife Agnes and son John, 
equally. To Hoggesthorpe Church iii s. iii d. Wife Anne, Executrix. 
Supervisor : John Markby. Witnesses : Thomas Bygeyt, Water Edwards, 
John Markby. (Lincoln Wills, 1574, V °L hf ' 288.) 

Will of Thomas Dearborxe of Spilsby, mercer. Dated 12 Decem- 
ber, 1568 ; proved at Louth, 8 April 1589. To be buried in Church of 
Binbrook. To the poor of Spilsby x li for the buying of them yearly iij 
chalder of coles. To my cozen John Burwell. To the poor of Hogges- 
thrope. To every one of my poor kinsfolks. To Mr. Thomas Atkinson 
v s, desiring him to be Supervisor. Residue to brother John Dearborne, 
full Executor. Witness : Thomas Atkinson, Clerk. 

(Lincoln Wills, 1589, fo. 224.) 

310 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society. [July, 

Will of John Dearbeakn of Sibsey. Dated 11 October 1608 ; proved 
at Boston, 11 April 1611. To ray wife. My son to be Executor. To 
every one of mv cosins children xii d, to wit : Thomas Dearborn, William 
and Harry. To ten of the poorest householders in Sibsey x groats. To 
ten of the poorest householders in Hoggesthrope x groats. Residue to 
son John. My brother John Kettle, Supervisor. Witness: John Watson, 
Nicholas Stocks, Thomas Parker. {Lincoln Wills, 1611, vol, i,fo. 179.) 

Will of Henry Deareborne of Hanney. Dated 12 Oct. 1635 ; proved 
at Louth, 23 October 1635. To be buried in churchyard of Hanney. To 
eldest daughter Tomazin Deareborne. To daughter Sarai. To son John 
Deareborne. If it shall please God to call Anne my wife out of this 
world before expiration of my lease, remaining years to son John. Residue 
to wife Anne, she sole Executrix. Witnesses : Thomas Paine, Clerk, 
Theophilus Drury. {Lincoln Wills, 1635, vol. i,fo. 128.) 



By Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., Recording Secretary. 

Boston, Massachusetts, 4 April, 1906. The New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society held a stated meeting at half past two o'clock this afternoon in 
Marshall P. Wilder hall, Society's building, 18 Somerset street, which was 
called to order by the Recording Secretary, the President being absent in Europe. 
Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., of Newton, was invited to preside. He accepted 
and served as chairman, pro tempore. 

After the reading and confirmation of the minutes of the March stated meet- 
ing, Henry Leland Chapman, D.D., Professor of English in Bowdoin college, 
Brunswick, Me., was introduced as the essayist of the meeting. Mr. Cliapman 
read a deeply interesting and discriminating paper on Old Find Ireson, unfolding 
the history of the event on which the tradition is founded, and citing co- 
temporary statements and documents. The thanks of the meeting were cordially 
voted, and a copy requested for deposit in the archives of the Society and, also, 
for a contribution to the Register. 

The executive officers, severally, presented reports, which were received, 
read, accepted and ordered on file. «p 

Twenty-two new members were elected. 

On motion, it was 

Voted, That the By-laws be amended by substituting the word "last" for 
the word "second" in the second line of article 1, chapter III., so that the 
first paragraph of that article shall read : 

Art. 1. The Annual Meeting of the Corporation shall be held on the last 
Wednesday in January of each year in Boston, notice of which shall be sent to 
Resident and Life Members by the Recording Secretary, one week in advance. 

The Treasurer was authorized to sell and make title to house No. 4 West- 
moreland street, Dorchester. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

2 May. The President being still absent, a stated meeting was held to-day at 
the usual time and place, Mr. Ensign acting as chairman. 

The ordinary routine exercises were observed, and seven new members elected. 

Walter Kendall Watkins, esq., of Maiden, read a valuable paper on Lemuel 
Cox, Boston's Bridge Builder and Inventor, evidencing wide research and com- 
petent acquaintance with public events A.D. 1770-1800. A vote of thanks was 
passed, and a copy of the paper solicited for deposit in the archives of the 

No further business being presented, the meeting was dissolved. 

1906.] Notes and Queries. 311 



General Enoch Poor was born in Andover, Mass., 21 June, 1736, but early 
became a citizen of Exeter, N. H. He was colonel in the 2d Regiment of New 
Hampshire troops in the Revolutionary army, and died near Hackensack, N. J., 
9 Sept., 1780. The Report of the Adjutant General of New Hampshire for 1866, 
vol. ii, p. 339 note, says: " He was killed in a duel with a French Officer." 
This story passed until the Hon. Ellis Ames of Canton, Mass., communicated a 
paper to the Massachusetts Historical Society, stating that Gen. Poor was 
killed in a duel with Maj. John Porter, a Massachusetts officer. (1 Proceedings 
xix. 256-261.) 

Both of these statements, however, are incorrect, according to the following 
deposition which was made shortly after Gen. Poor's death. 

Brookline, Mass. Albert A. Folsom. 

State Journal, and General Advertiser. 

[Vol. XXIV.] MONDAY, January 15, 1781. [No. 1264.] 

Meffi'rs Printers, 

AS a Report has been spread thro' this State that the late Brigadier-General 
POOR died of a Wound received in a Duel, the following Depofition may 
f erve to prove the Falfehood of said Report, and undeceive thofe whof e Credu- 
lity has thereby been impofed upon and misled; and by inferting it you will 
oblige many of his Friends. 

I Jeremiah Fogg, late Aid-du-Camp to Brigadier-Gen. Poor, deceafed, teftify 
that for fome Months before his Death I lived with him, attended him con- 
f tantly during his laft Sicknefs, until his Death, which I think was folely occa- 
fioned by a Bilious Fever, after thirteen Days Illnef s ; that I af f ifted in laying 
out his Corps, and did not perceive that he had ever been wounded, and never 
knew or fufpected he had ever been engaged in any Duel; nor heard any fuch 
Report till fome Weeks after his Death, it was mentioned to me in a Letter 
from New-Hampfhire. Jeremiah F.ogg* 

Bockingham fs. January 13th, 1781. 

Capl. Jeremiah Fogg made Jolemn Oath to the Truth of the above Depofition 
by him fub scribed, before Wm. Parker,! Justice Peace." 

Early American Emigrants. — The late Mr. Hotten in his introduction to 
the " Original List of Emigrants to America" tells us that the early settlers 
left the olcLcountry because of persecution — political and religious. The pro- 
ceedings a^iinst the remonstrants were taken in the Courts of Star Chamber 
and High Commission. All the decree books of the first named jurisdiction are 
lost, and many of those of the latter, and so all interested in American ancestry 
have been prevented from using the records of the fines and punishments as a 
means of genealogical information. This hindrance has now been removed 
by the important discovery that two sets of fines imposed by the Star Cham- 
ber and High Commission exist in the Public Record Office, one series for 
both Courts appears to be perfect, but some of the other set have been lost. 
As they, in each case, give residence of the delinquent, and in some instances 
name the wife and children, the importance of this find to the descendants of 

* Major Jeremiah Fogg, the son of Rev. Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Parsons) Fogg, 
was born in Kensington, N. H., in 1749. He was graduated from Harvard College in 
1768, and was an Adjutant in Col. Poor's regiment in May, 1775, and a Brigade Major 
in 1782. He died 26 May, 1808. I 

t William Parker, the son of Hon. William and Elizabeth (Grafton) Parker, was 
born in Portsmouth, N. H., in 1731. He was graduated from Harvard College in 1751, 
and began the practice of law in Exeter in 1765. He was Register of Probate for many 
years, and 1 Jan., 1790, he received the appointment of Judge of Common Pleas for 
Rockingham Co., which office he held until his resignation in 1807. He married Eliza- 
beth Fogg, a sister of Mai. Jeremiah Fogg, and had six children. He died 5 June, 

312 Notes and Queries. F July, 

early New England settlers cannot be over rated. I intend to at once copy and 
index those lines, as they will form a very useful addition to my other lists of 

Notes from English Recokds.— Fowler v. Vatican. 8 Dec. 1656, the 
answer of George Vaughan to a bill of complaint of Roger Fowler. " George 
Yeomans and Edward Yeomans are sons of Rachell Yeomans dee'd and if they 
be living are in parts beyond the seas, and as this deft, belecveth, know now 
nothing of this bill exhibited in this Court in their names." Admon of Rachell 
Yeoman was granted to Snssanna Close, by the Court of Probate, the sister and 
next of kyn in the absence of said George and Edward. Debt due by the deft. 
Echvard Yeoman and Rachell his wife father and mother of George and Edward. 
It is reported they are in Jamaica. (Chancery Bills and Answers, before 1714, 
Collins 152.) 

Court Rolls of Warfleld, co Salop. 23 Apl 1657. The jury present the death 
of Roger Crudington seised of a messuage and yard land in Newton, and that 
Ann his wife was living and held a moiety of the premisses for her life. Georsre 
Crudgington, eldest son is abroad. Robert, second son, is admitted. (British 
Museum Ad. MS. 28832.) 

Hanbury v. Ivory. 31 Oct. 1654, orator Peter Hanbury of London, gent., 
son of Edward Hanbury of Eling, co. Middx., gent, deed. At the time of the 
death of Edward Hanbury your orator was in remote parts beyond the seas, 
Viz. in New England, and sometime after returned home. Discovery of a lease. 
Deft. Luke Ivory. Answer sworn 10 Nov. 1654. The deft. Luke Ivory, tal- 
low chandler, says that Edward was his father in law. Compt. is youngest sou 
of Edward Hanbury. (Chancery Bills and Answers before 1714, C. 125.) 

Gerald Fothergill. 

11 Brussels Road, New Wandsworth, London, Eng. 

Andrews. — The following note shows the participation of minors in the laud 
purchases in the Old Colony : 

Under the heading " Henry Andrews of Taunton," Hon. Josiah H. Drummond 
published an account of the earliest generations of the Andrews family of 
Taunton, Mass., in the Register, vol. 51, page 453, and I published a supple- 
mentary article in the Register, vol. 52, page 16. Concerning the data in these two 
articles, Mr. Drummond and I were in substantial accord except as to the dates 
of birth and death of Henry 3 Andrews (Henry, 2 Henry 1 ). We had a long dis- 
cussion on these points, but were unable to come to an agreement. The matter 
is now definitely settled by statements found in an old Bible, the property of 
the Old Colony Historical Society, formerly belonging to Josiah 4 Andrews (son 
of Henry 3 ) who recorded therein the deaths of his parents. This Bible was 
printed in Edinburgh in 1726. On the inside of the front cover is written : 
" Josiah Andrews his Book god give him grace their into Look th^: when the 
Bel Begin to toal the Lord have Marcy on this Sovl." On the inside of the back 

cover is written : " this book bot in y e year 1729 price 0-11-0." And ou a 

blank page is inscribed the following : 

"ianuary y e 25: 1734-5 henry andrews senyer desest being in y° seuenty 

" forth year of his eage 

" March y e 20 1736 Mary andrews died being in y e seventy th year of her eage " 

Hence, Henry 3 Andrews was born in 1661 ; or, more exactly, between Jan. 25, 
1660-1, and Jan. 25, 1661-2. 

The importance of definitely settling this birth-date — the reason for the long 
discussion and extended search among the records by Mr. Drummond and oth- 
ers — lies in the light it sheds on the rules and customs of the early settlers in 
the admission of associates in the land purchases. 

In the list of Taunton South Purchase Proprietors, Nov. 26, 1672, occur the 
names of Henry Andrews and Henry Andrews Junior. The unanimous agreement 
of all the genealogists who have searched over and over again all the known 
records, is that these were Henry 2 Andrews and his son Henry 3 Andrews. Not 
the slightest trace of any other possible Henry Andrews has been found. Hence 
in the beginning it was assumed that Henry 3 Andrews, his father being alive, 
was an adult on this last-named date; but this assumption was soon found to 
be erroneous. Then Mr. Drummond studied the records for the laws on the 
subject, and, as a result, informed me that he could lind nothing forbidding the 

1906.] JVbtes and Queries. 313 

admission of a minor, whose father was living, to purchase rights. If Henry 
the father had more than one purchase right, he wrote, there was no reason 
why he should not turn over one of these rights to his minor son. 

In this same list there is one other parallel case. Peter 1 Pitts and his minor 
son Samuel 2 Pitts were both recorded as purchasers. I have been unable to find 
any record of the birth of Samuel 2 Pitts and therefore am unable to state beyond 
per adventure that he was a minor on this date. Ye,t I am quite sure that he was 
born in the year 1655. 

Rev. Thomas Clap's Marriages in Taunton, Mass. — Among these is the 
following : 

"April! 24 1737 Then Married William Cobb & Anne Will|>orra] together 
both of Taunton." 

In the copy made years ago by Rev. Charles H. Brigham, the woman's name is 
given as Anne Willis, but it should be Anne Williams, as shown by Bristol Co., 
Mass., Deeds, xlii: 17, which has: April 13, 1756. — William Cobb of Norton 
and Ann his wife, for £19:19:0, to Richard Williams of Raynham, all our 
interest in the real estate which Mr. Ebenezer Williams of Taunton dec'd gave 
by his will to one Eb. Williams, a minor, who is also since dec'd, and in the 
homestead where grantee now dwells, and in all other real estate formerly be- 
longing to the said Ebenezer Williams, the testator, that now or hereafter may 
come to said Ann, as she is one of the sisters of the said Eb. Williams, minor, 
deceased. A. D. Hodges, Jr. 

Boston, Mass. 

Braintree Gravestones. — There are several gravestones in the Braintree 
Cemetery on Elm Street, Braintree, Mass., some rough field stones, others irreg- 
ular pieces of slate, all rudely inscribed and nearly all of them requiring con- 
siderable excavation to get at the inscriptions. Mr. William S. Pattee, in his 
History of Old Braintree and Quincy, omits these inscriptions, which are as 
follows : 

MARY | THAYER | WIFE To j CHRIST THA^ | AGED 45 1761 | (footstone) 
MT DYED | MAY 14 1761. 

WIL'M THAYER | DYED IAy. 27 | 1756 AGD 19. 

E T 

Here lyes y e bdy oF | DELIVERE[ ] THAYER [ ]Ho [ ]ESE[ ]T IA°Ky 
17 | 1723 AGED 78. 

E T | June 30 1731. 

Sarah Thayer Dyed march 21 | 1736 

E T | dye d MAY 21 | 1720 

AMEy | HADen | AG 4 Mo. 

Esther | HAcl | en . W[ ] | of Sam 1 . HAD | en . died feb. | 14 . 1758 | (foot- 
stone) E H | A 45 

Samuel | Haden | Child died | Ap 1 . 13 . 1754 

SeP 25 Ieru[ ] PrAR die[ ] | 1769 

E H | 1734. 

John Webb | died Oct r | 18 . 1749. 

D B | 1716 | AD 

S + W | a -f 23 | 1802. 

Sarah Colling | Dyed july | 10 | 1770 | Aged 32. 

noah | Haden. 

Boston, Mass. Edw. H. Whorf. 

Trescott-Rogers. — Samuel Trescott, of Milton, Mass., and Margaret his 
wife, one of the daughters of Jeremiah Rogers, late of Lancaster, deceased, 
convey to Edward Phelps of Andover, Mass., interest in the estate of said 
Jeremiah Rogers, in Lancaster, as well by right of said Mary as by purchase 
made by said Trescott of Abiah Warren of Boston, widow, one other daughter 
of said Jeremiah Rogers, May 31, 1710. (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. xv, p. 261.) 

314 Notes and Queries. [July? 

Ichabod Rogers of Lancaster, cordwainer, Jeremiah Rogers of Salem, wheel- 
Wright, and Jehosaphat Rogers of Topsfleld, tailor, sons of Jeremiah Rogers 
of Lancaster, also convey their interest in their father's estate to Edward 
Phelps of Amlover, May 12, 1710. (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. xv, pp. 201, 262.) 

Pai:i;ism— Wattell.— John Parrish, of Preston, Conn., and William Wattell 
alias Wadell of Lebanon, Conn., appoint onr brother John Bruce, of Woburn, 
our attorney to take care of the timber growing upon the land formerly belong- 
ing to our father John Wattell in Chelmsford, Mass., Nov. 24, 1709. (Middle- 
sex Co. Deeds, vol. xv, p. 262.) 

John Parise, of Groton, and Mary daughter of John Wattell, of Chelmsford, 
married at Chelmsford, Dec. 29, 1085. (Register, vol. 51, p. 448.) 

John Parish and wife Mary admitted by letter from Ipswich, Nov. 15, 1704. 
(Preston, Conn., Church Records, p. 130.) 

10 Humboldt St., Cambridge, Mass. Virginia Hall. 

Allyn-Gilbert. — Capt. Thomas AUyn, the second son of Matthew and 
Margaret (Wyatt), was with his father an early settler in Windsor, TTonn. He 
married, Oct. 21, 1658, Abigail, the eldest child of the Rev. John Warham of 
Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn. Their youngest child, Hest er or E sther, 
born Oct., 1679, married Ebenezer Gilbert of Hartford, Conn., son "of Jonathan 
(the Colony Marshal and Indian Commissioner) and his second wife Mary 
W elles the neice of G^v^ThomasWelles. EUeo^zer was own cousin to J"ona- 
ftian Belcher the ColomaT^oi^rTToToOlassachusetts and, later, of New Jersey. 
His father by his will, elated Sept. 10, 1774, among other provisions gave him 
300 acres and upwards of land situated in what is now Berlin, New Britain, and 
possibly Mericlen, and gave Hester £100. His estate, inventoried Feb. 12, 1682, 
was, £2484 17 s 09 d. After his mother's death on July 3, 1700, they removed 
to Great Swamp Parish (Kensington — Worthington — Berlin), where he built, 
before 1717, a brick house on Christian Lane, made from clay taken from his 
own land, not far from old Wethersfleld bounds. The house is standing and 
has always been in the ownership of a Gilbert by direct descent from Ebenezer. 
He died in 1736, leaving an estate inventoried at £ 3824 12 s 8 d. His wife died 
Oct. 4, 1750, leaving an estate inventoried at £326 5s lid. The writer is a 
descendant in the fifth generation. Charles S. Ensign. 

Newton, Mass. 

Muncy. — In a communication to the Register, vol. 50, page 488, It is stated 
that Hannah 2 , daughter of William 1 Adams of Ipswich, Mass., married Francis 
Muncy, in 1659, and second, John Kimball; and the same statement appears in 
the Maine Historical Register, vol. 9, page 360, and in the Essex Antiquarian, 
vol. 2, page 87. 

The facts are that Francis Muncy moved to Brookhaven, Long Island, where he 
had Lot 22 in 1664, and where he died in 1675, administration of his estate being 
granted his widow on 10 Sept. 1675. She married, that same year, John Rams- 
den (see New York Marriages; and Town Records of Brookhaven, L. I., page 
80), which is also proved by a record in which the two sons [John and Samuel] 
of Francis and Hannah (Adams) Muncy are called " sons in law" [step sous] 
of John Ramsdoiu of Newtown, and agree to live with him and help him. 

John Muncy, son of Francis and Hannah, married Hannah 2 , daughter of Rev. 
Nathaniel 1 Brewster, and died 19 Feb. 1690-1. It was probably his widow, 
Hannah, who married John Kimball. William Lincoln Palmer. 

Cambridge, Mass. 

A Symbol of Terminal Contraction. — There has often been observed by 
expert copyists of old manuscripts a flourish or quirk at the end of certain 
words, which has not been reproduced or adequately indicated in transcription. 
It is frequently found; and as common instances may be given the M r ords 
" SecrV *« Resp3," "Dra-" for Draper, etc. We have in general use today 
the abbreviations " oz." and " viz." ; and the character "3" was, according to 
the lexicographers, " anciently used as a sign of terminal contraction." Now 
that attention is called to this identity of the flourish at the end and the symbol 
" 3 ," it is hoped that its use in that way may be adopted by copyists and editors 
of early manuscripts. Alfred B. Page. 

1906.] Notes and Queries. 315 

Cary Pedigree.— (See Waters's Gleanings, vol. 2, page 1058.) One of the 
daughters of Richard Cary (the elder) of Bristol, by his second wife Johan, 
was Anne who married Nicholas Balle of Totnes in Devonshire, merchant, and 
by him had several children. The sons all died unmarried, the daughters mar- 
ried and had children. Mr. G. E. Cokayne* of the Heralds College is descended 
from one of the daughters. Another of the daugnters married Sir Ralph 
Winwood, Secretary of State. Their mother, Anne Balle, widow, married Sir 
Thomas Bodley, founder of the Bodleian Library. 

Talcott Pedigree. — (See Waters's Gleanings, vol. 2, page 1126.) The wife 
of Thomas Talcott of Horkesley, 1634, was Thomas Ball, not Bull. The Balls 
were located in that neighborhood at the end of the 15th century, and continued 
there, though in humble circumstances, till the beginning of the 19th century. 

21 Wimbome Gardens, Ealing, London, W., Bug. H. Houston Ball. 


Information wanted of the ancestry of the following : 

Carpenter. — Caleb Carpenter, born probably in R. I., Nov. 16, 1775; died 
Aug. 13, 1847, in Attica, Ohio ; married (1) RbodaDyer, probably in R. I., about 
1795-1800, and (2) Rebecca (Greene} Olds, probably in western N. Y. ; went from 
R. I. to western New York — Geneva, Batavia, or Genesseo ; said to have had a 
brother John, and a sister Sophronia who married a Stephen Andrews. 

Dyer. — Rhoda Dyer, born in R. I., whose father's name was perhaps John; 
tradition says her father " was an Indian fighter, was not killed in the massacre 
but singly afterwards." 

Greene. — Rebecca Greene', who married an Olds, and had two children, 
Horace and Arvilla, probably in western New York. 

Olds. — The Olds who married Rebecca Greene. 

Titus. — James Titus, said to have been a Vermonter, who married Philura, 
daughter of John White of Black Rock, N. Y., soldier in the war of 1812, whose 
wife was Mary Risley or Wrisley. The ancestry of this John White and Mary 
Risley is also wanted. Dr. W. A. Dewey. 

Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Bailey-Emery. — What was the ancestry of Andrew Bailey and Ruth Emery 
who were married, presumably in Boston or Cambridge, Mass., about 1775-6? 
Andrew Bailey (or Bayley) was a corporal in Capt. Scott's Co. of Col. Sargent's 
Regt. in the Revolution, said to have been of Peterborough, N. H. (See Mass. 
Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution.) Cora Easton. 

Tecumseh, Neb. 

Cook.— In the Miflclletown, Conn., Town Vital Records, vol. 2, page 244, are 
the following entries : 

Elizabeth, daughter to Jacob Cook & Marcy his wife, born Nov. 11, 1743. 

Mary, daughter to same two, born Nov. 15, 1745. 

Josiah, sou to same two, born Nov. 15. 1747. 

Rebeckah, daughter to same two, born Sept. 26, 1749. 

Elisha, son to same two, born Aug. 1, 1751. 

The third child mentioned above, Josiah, born Nov. 15, 1747, was my great- 
grandfather, a record of whose family appears in the Strong Genealogy, vol. 2, 
page 1378, where the date of his birth is given as Nov. 26, 1746. I am unable 
to trace Jacob Cook or his wife Marcy, above named, and any assistance in 
this direction will be greatly appreciated. Prank Gaylord Cook. 

10 Tremont St., Boston, Mass. 

Taylor. — Parentage and ancestry wanted of Rowland Taylor who was born 
in Yarmouth, Mass., about 1720 or '21, went to Providence, R. I., where he 
married, Mar. 14, 1744-5, Sarah, daughter of Benjamin and Bethiah (Carey) 
Gorham, and removed to Barnstable, Mass., where all his children were born. 
In the fall of 1755, his widow, with five children, settled in Providence, where 
she married William Whipple in 1758, dying in 1810. F. C. Clark, M.D. 

161 Benefit St., Providence, B. I. 

*Mr. Cokayne is a Corresponding Member of this Society. 

316 Notes and Queries. [July, 

Munsey. — The parentage and English ancestry is wanted of William Munsey. 
who flrsl appears in Kittery, Me., in 1<J8G, and then in Dover, N. II., from li 
until his death in 1698, when his body was found, June 10th, in the Pisca- 
taqna river on the Maine side, the records saying that he was " By mischance 
or accidentally drowned " ; also, of Francis Munsey, who was at Ipswich, Mas-.. 
as early as 1667, and then at Long Island, N. Y., from 1GG5 until his death in 
1G75, his widow, Hannah, daughter of William Adams of Ipswich, marrying 
John Ramsden of Newtown, Long Island, the year her husband died. 

Cambridge, Mass. William Lincoln Palmes, 

Watson.— Joel Watson, of Nantucket, Mass., married there, in 1794, Eliza- 
beth Skinner. He is said to have been born in Rhode Island. Can anybody 
give his parentage and ancestry? W. W. 

Boston, 31ass. 

Newton. — John 3 Newton (John, 2 Rev. Roger 1 ), born 1G97, of Milford, Conn., 

^ married Martha, daughter of Samuel and Rachel (Lambert) Smith. She is said 

to have been his only wife, but there is evidence to the contrary. Of his six 

children, Elizabeth, Sibyl, and John, all baptized June 4, 1738, are presumed to 

have been by a first wife Elizabeth ; the other three, Rachel, Susanna, 

and Martha, are known to have been by his wife Martha (Smith). 

A gravestone in the Milford cemetery bears the inscription : " Mrs. Elizabeth 
Newton, wife to Mr. John Newton, Died July the 5 1734, In the 31 st Year of Her 
Age " ; and another is : " M rs Marth a Newton, wife to M r John Newton, who died 
July y e 10 th AD 1750 in y e 37 th year of her age." 

Can anybody give any information concerning Elizabeth, wife of John Newton? 
90 Howe St., New Haven, Conn. J. T. Newton. 

Willis-Bromley. — What was the parentage and ancestry of William Willis, 
born about 1725, possibly in Berkshire Co., Mass., and of his Avife Bathsheba 
Bromley? Mrs. H. H. Cumings. 

Tidioute, Penn. 

Historical Intelligence. 

English Research. — The Committee on English Research, of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society, begs to call attention to the desirability 
of reviving investigation concerning the English ancestry of the pioneers of 
New England. From 1883 to 1899, former Committees secured funds by which 
valuable researches among the wills of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in 
London were carried on by Henry F. Waters, Esq., the results of which were 
published in the Register, giving clues which lead to determining the ancestry 
of many of the early settlers of New England ; but since Mr. AVaters's work 
was relinquished, comparatively little has been accomplished by the Society in 
that direction. 

The Committee now solicits fuuds for continuing research in England, on 
the ancestry of the early New England colonists, the results to appear in the 
Register, and it would be glad to receive suggestions and information on this 

Clues, not generally knoAvn, as to the origin of several early emigrants, have 
come into the Committee's hands, and the Secretary of the Committee will be 
glad to give information to anyone who may desire to make investigations. 

Charles Sherburne Pbnhallow, Chairman, \ 

Francis Apthorp Foster, ) n~»».««+*^ ™ 

T r. TT ' ( Committee on 

Jerome Carter Hosmer, Enelish Research 

William Eben Stone, Anglian Kesearen. 

Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Secretary, I 

Kalendeb of Wills at Cambridge.— The Cambridge Antiquarian Society, 
of Cambridge, England, will shortly publish a "Kalendar of Wills Proved in 
the Vkc Chancellor's Court at Cambridge, from 1501-1767." These Wills were 
until 1858 preserved at Cambridge, and in thai year were removed to Peterboro' 

on the formation of the district probate offices. Here they remain. The object 

1906.] Book Notices. 317 

of the Society in undertaking this work is to render accessible the names of 
the testators of such wills. Orders for this valuable book should be addressed 
to the Society, 10 Trinity Street, Cambridge. 

Hopkins Genealogy. — It will be deeply regretted that the material of the 
Hopkins Genealogy was destroyed by fire in the late calamity at San Francisco. 
The following letter has been received from the compiler : — 

" A large part of the Hopkins Genealogy which 1 was preparing was in press 
and would soon have been published. Our fire has totally destroyed the labor 
of years, and it is with regret that I announce that I shall not again attempt to 
take up its compilation. 

I trust, however, that some one else may undertake the work, and such as- 
sistance as I may be able to furnish from memory is always at command. In 
order that such compilers may not be deterred from taking up the work, by the 
belief that I still have it in hand, I should appreciate the favor of a notice in 
the Register to the effect that I have discontinued its compilation. 

1S60 Webster St., San Francisco, Cal. Timothy Hopkins." 


[The editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by mail.] 

A Branch of the Caldwell Family Tree. Being a record of Thompson Baxter 
Caldwell and- his wife, Mary Ann {Ames) Caldwell, of West Bridgewater, Mas- 
sachusetts, their ancestors and descendants. By Charles T. Caldwell, M.D. 
The Olympia, Washington, D. C. 1906. 4to. pp. 18. 

The line of Caldwells here given is traced to Kobert Caldwell, of Warwick- 
shire, Eng., who in 1653 is found on records at Providence, R. I. A " Numeri- 
cal Chart — Complete Back to 1700" occupies six pages, and is followed, as a 
kind of appendix, by notes on the Leonard and Harvey families, Robert Cush- 
man, John Alden, and others. 

The Gary Family in England. By Henry Grosvenor Cary, Boston. Pub- 
lished by Rev. Seth Cooley Cary, Dorchester Centre, Boston. 1906. 4to. pp. 
105. 111. 

The English family of Cary is in this volume traced to Adam de Kari, lord 
of Castle Kari in 1198. Besides the main line, itself displaying chiefly the 
names of knights, three branches of Cary nobles are included in the genealogy, 
those of Baron Hunsclon, the Earl of Monmouth, and Viscount Falkland, and 
in addition to these, the Clovelly, Cockington and Torre Abbe, and Somer- 
setshire lines of Carys. The history of these families is presented in an inter- 
esting manner, and the author says that it is " an absolute certainty that they 
were our ancestors." The volume is a fine one in appearance, with clear print, 
wide margins, attractive illustrations, and good binding. There is no index. 

The Chamberlain Association of America. Beport of Annual Meetings, held in 
Boston, Mass., Aug. 19, 1904, and Sept. 13, 1905. Portland : Smith & Sale, 
Printers. 1905. 8vo. pp. 96. Price 50 cts. Address Sophia A. Caswell, 27 
River St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Rather more than half of this publication is occupied by " Personal Records," 
and the criticism which Gen. Chamberlain offered on the sketch of himself as 
originally prepared, as to its regrettable " breadth of statement and its length," 
is not inapplicable to some of the other sketches in the collection. 

The Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. By Franklin C. Clark, M.D. 
Boston: New-Eng. Hist. Gen. Soc. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 13. 

This is a reprint from the Register for January and April, 1906. 
* All of the unsigned reviews are written by Mr. Frederick Willard Parke of Boston. 

318 Booh Notices, [July, 

The Descendants of Adam Mott of Hempstead, Long Island, N. Y. A Genealogi- 
cal Stud;/. Revised edition. By Edw. Doubleday Harris. TJie New Era 
Printing Co., Lancaster, Pa. 1906. 8vo. pp. 8. 

In this new edition certain errors in the first edition have been corrected, and 
since the issue of the first, other lines of descent have been discovered, and 
questions then unresolved have been answered. 

Ancestry and Descendants of Lieutendent Jonathan and Tamesin {Barker) Norris, 
of Maine. By their Great-grandson, Henry McCoy Norris, of Cincinnati, 
Ohio. The Grafton Press : Genealogical Publishers. New York. 1906. 
Large 8vo. pp. 60. Portrait. 

Besides the above description, the title-page says : " In which are given the 
names, and more or less complete records, from 1550 to 1905, of about twelve 
hundred persons, among whom are sixty-nine of their ancestors, nine of their 
children, forty-eight of their grandchildren, one hundred and nine of their great- 
grandchildren, and one hundred and fifteen of their great-great-grandchildren." 
An unusual use of numbers is made in this work, to which allusion is thus made 
in the publishers' note : " The numbers in the index of this genealogy refer to 
sections in which the names indexed are treated . . . The pages of the book 
are not numbered, the numerals at the top of each page simply indicating the 
sections found on that page." This system was devised by the author. The 
volume is a fine example of the work of the Grafton Press. 

Ancestry of John Prescott, Condensed. {From Boston Evening Transcript, Aug. 
14, 1995.) [By Myra Larkin White.] n. p. ; n. d. Large 8vo. pp. 6. 

The John Prescott to whom these pages refer is the " founder of Lancaster, 


Fourteenth Annual Beunion of the Beynolds Family Association held at Mohican 
Hotel, New London, Conn., Thursday, Aug. 17th, 1905. Middletown, Conn. : 
Pelton & King, Printers and Bookbinders. 1906. 8vo. pp. 48. 

Bichardson-De Priest Family. By the Rev. Robt. Douglas Roller, D.D. 
Charleston, W. Va. n. d. 8vo. pp. 50. 

This genealogy is a record of descendants of John Richardson whose father, 
coming from England, " settled in Virginia," and whose wife, Martha De 
Priest, inherited the estate " Westonville," in Hanover county, Virginia. 

Bichard Scott and his Wife Catharine Marbury, and some of their Descendants. 
By Stephen F. Peckham. Boston : Press of David Clapp & Sou. 1906. 
Large 8vo. pp. 10. Facsimile. 

This is a reprint from the Register for April, 1906. 

The Swift Family in Philadelphia. By Thomas Willing Balch, Member of 
the Council of the Historical Society of Penusylvania. From the Pennsyl- 
vania Magazine of History and Biography, April, 1906. Phila., 1906. Large 
8vo. pp. 32. Portrait. 

A large portion of this pamphlet consists of letters of John Swift who in 
1762 was appointed by the Crown Collector of the Port of Philadelphia; they 
relate to his efforts to foil the illegal attempts of smugglers. It was this Johu 
Swift who originated the dancing parties which have been continued to the 
present day and are known as " The Philadelphia Assemblies." An interesting 
account of these " Assemblies" is included in this sketch of family history. 

Wardwell. A brief Sketch of the Antecedents of Solomon Wardwell, with the De- 
scendants of his two Sons, Ezra and Amos, who died in Sullivan, JV. H. By 
Elizabeth Wardwell Stay. Greenfield, Mass. : Press of E. A. Hall & 
Co. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 22. Price $1.00. 

The first section of this genealogy consists of records of the Revolutionary 
services of the four sous of Thomas Wardwell, who was of the fourth genera- 
tion from the Thomas Wardwell to whom, as the first of the name in America, 
the family is traced, and a portion of whose descendants is recorded in the 
second section. 

1906.] Book Notices. 319 

Welch Genealogy, n. p.; n. d. 12mo. pp. 69-f-4. 

The Welch line here given is traced to John Welch, of Boston. The last 
twenty-eight pages of the genealogy contain the records of the Stackpole family 
which is descended from James Stackpole, of Dover, N. H. Following the 
genealogy are two articles by way of appendix, "Kirk Boott and his Experi- 
ence in the British Army," and " Recollections of the old ' Stackpole House.' " 

Francis West of Duxbury, Mass., and Some of his Descendants. By Edward E. 
Cornwall, M.D. Boston : New-Eng. Hist. Gen. Society. 1906. Large 8vo. 
pp. 14. 

This is a reprint from the Register for April, 1906, with additions. 

Historical and Biographical Sketch. One Branch of the Williamson Family, 
from 1745 to 1906. Prepared and published by Rev. Robert Duncan Wil- 
liamson, 1622 Seventh Avenue, Troy, N. Y. [1906.] 8vo. pp. 71. Portrait. 

The branch of the Williamsons here recorded consists of the ancestors and 
descendants of David Williamson, born in 1786 and reared in York County, Pa. 
The contents of this sketch are largely biographical and of a specially per- 
sonal nature. The book is excellently printed, but there is no index. 

Ancestry of Bridget Yonge, Daughter of William Yonge of Caynton, Go. Salop, 
Esq., and Wife of George Willys of Fenny Compton, Co. Warwick, Esq., Gov- 
ernor of the Colony of Connecticut in 1642. n. cl. ; n. p. 8vo. pp. 25. 

The first eight pages of this pamphlet are reprinted from the Register for 
April, 1899. The remainder is prefaced by a note saying that it comprises 
11 more facts relating to Bridget Yonge's connection with the Combe family of 
Stratford on Avon, and additional information concerning the Yonges of Ken- 
ton, Co. Salop." 

Vital Records of Beverly, 3Iassachusetts, to the end of the Year 1849. Volume I. 
—Births. Published by the Topsfielcl Historical Society, Topsfielcl, Mass. 
1906. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 400. 

Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Grafton, Massachusetts, to the end of 
the Year 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee 
of the Fund. 1906. 8vo. Cloth, pp.377. 

Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Phillipston, Massachusetts, to the end 
of the year 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee 
of the Fund. 1906. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 121. 

Vital Records of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. Published by the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1906. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 393. 

Genealogy in the Library. By Otis G. Hammond, of the New Hampshire State 
Library. Manchester, N. H. : John B. Clark Co. 1906. 12mo. pp. 18. 

These lively and humorous pages abound in sensible remarks on the manner 
in which the librarian should deal with the genealogist, as also on the character- 
istics of patriotic societies, and will be appreciated by those who are brought 
into contact with such as the woman he mentions who remarked that " she should 
not feel a bit proud even if she found out that she was descended from Queen 

Rev. Asa McFarland, D.D., Third Pastor of the First Congregational Church, 
Concord, New-Hampshire. 1798-1824. A Sketch by Henry McFarland, (his 
Grandson,) read by Annie A. McFarland, (his Granddaughter,) at the 175th 
Anniversary of that Church, Nov. 19, 1905. [Concord.] n. d. Large 8vo. 
pp. 13. 111. 

The story of Dr. McFarland's pastorate of twenty-seven years is here pleas- 
antly told, and leaves the impression of a life marked by goodness, tolerance, 
and diligence. 

320 Booh Notices. [July, 

American Antiquarian Society. Salisbury Memorial. A Tribute from Yucatan. 
Worcester, Mass, : The Davis Press, Printers. 1906. 8vo. pp. 22. Por- 

Mr. Stephen Salisbury was for eighteen years President of the American Anti- 
quarian Society. His interest in Central America, made prominent by his visits 
to Yucatan, is recalled in the " Tribute" by Senor Olegario Molina and others. 

Life of Bev. Jeremiah Shepard, Third Minister of Lynn, 1680-1720. By John 
J. Mangan, A.M., M.D. Privately printed. Lynn, Mass., U. S. A. 1905. 
Large 8vo. pp. 61. 

This biography was written to correct the misrepresentations of its subject 
in Newhall's " Lin, or Jewels of the Third Plantation," which is largely fiction 
but so interspersed with fact that the reader is unable to distinguish between 
the two. A worthy task has been performed in setting right so admirable a 
character as that of Mr. Shepard, who was an associate of the Mathers, the 
Sewalls and the Salton stalls, and who was distinguished for his patriotism. His 
eminence as a preacher is evident from the fact that he was invited to deliver 
the annual election sermon, May 25, 1715. A list of his works follows the 

Memoir of Benjamin Barstow Torrey. By William Carver Bates. Boston : 
New-Eng. Hist. Gen. Soc. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 9. 

This is a reprint from the Kegister for April, 1906. 

Governor William Bradford's Letter- Boole. Beprinted from The Mayflower 
Descendant. Published by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descend- 
ants. Boston, Massachusetts. 1906. 8vo. pp. VI. +62. 

The re-publication of this fragment of Governor Bradford's Letter Book, at 
this time when interest in Pilgrim history is so widespread, is amply justified 
by the rarity of both editions of the third volume of the first series of the Col- 
lections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, in which it was first published 
in 1794 and reprinted in 1810. Through Prince's Chronology it is known that 
many of the letters used in Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation were 
from this letter book. A list of these, and the few other known letters to and 
from Governor Bradford, would have added much to the usefulness of this 
reprint. * * * 

Ballintubber Abbey, Co. Mayo : Notes on its History. By Martin J. Blake. 
From the Journal of the Galway Archaeological Society. Vol. III. (1903-4) . 
No. ii. Large 8vo. pp. 65-88. 111. 

This Irish Monastery was one of the Order of Canons Regular of St. Angus- 
tine, and was founded in the year 1216. It is still used as a place of worship. 

Boston Town Becords. A Volume of Becords relating to the Early History of 
Boston, containing Boston Town Becords, 1796 to 1813. Boston : Municipal 
Printing Office. 1905. "8vo. pp. 377. 

This is the thirty-fifth volume in the series formerly called Record Commis- 
sioners' Reports, and consists of the ninth book of the original records of the 
town of Boston, with an index. 

Old Dartmouth Sketches. No. 13. Being the Proceedings of the Third Annual 
Meeting of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, held at the Booms of the 
Society, New Bedford, Mass.< on March 30, 1906, and containing, besides the 
usual reports, a Memoir of Thomas B. Bodman. [New Bedford. 1906.] 8vo. 
pp. 12. 

The Great Swamp Fight in Fairfield. A Pager read at a Meeting of the Colonial 
Dames. By Hon. John H. Perry, on Oct. 12, 1905. New York. 1905. 8vo. 
pp. 12. 111. 

This fine paper consists largely, so far as its narrative portion is concerned, 
of a letter of Gov. John Winthrop, and is a complete account of the fight that 
ended the Pequot War, July 13, 1637. 

The History of the Town of Lyndeborough, New Hampshire. 1735-1905. By 
Rev. D. Donovan and Jacob A. Woodward. Published by the Town, 

1906.] Booh Notices. 321 

Andy Holt, J. H. Goodrich, Luther Cram, Rev. D. Donovan, Jacob A. Wood- 
ward, History Committee. The Tufts College Press : H. W. Whittemore 
& Co. 1906. 2 vols. 8vo. pp. xvi-f-932. 111. Plan. 

There is nothing of interest or importance pertaining to Lyndeborough which 
has not received due attention in these volumes. The abundant information 
furnished is arranged under the captions usually found in town histories. 
"Old Cellar Holes" and "Town Fairs," however, are subjects not so often 
introduced in works of this kind, and illustrate, together with such literature 
as the poem on small-pox, the successful manner in which, from beginning to 
end, the authors have enlivened their undertaking. From the " Summary View " 
to the " Mortuary Record," the historical portion of the work, including ample 
biographical sketches, is thoroughly treated. The Genealogies, occupying two 
hundred and eighty pages, are a most valuable addition to the history. There 
is an "Index of names, places and subjects." The volumes are well printed 
and substantially bound. 

History of Plymouth, New Hampshire. Volume I., Narrative. Volume II., 
Genealogies. By Ezra S. Stearns, A.M., Member of New Hampshire Histori- 
cal, New England Historic Genealogical and American Antiquarian Societies. 
Printed for the Town, by the University Press, Cambridge, Mass. 1906. 8vo. 
pp. 632, 801. 111. 

This history of Plymouth, N. H., was prepared under direction of a Com- 
mittee of the town, and not the least of their wisdom was the selection of 
Mr. Stearns as the historian. Mr. Stearns, by. an ample knowledge of sources, 
methodical preparation of chapters, and possessing a sense for detecting vital 
information, has produced a history of which Plymouth may. well be proud. 
Volume I. treats of the proprietors and settlers, the affairs of state, militia, school 
and church, and vividly portrays the society of the town to date. The Revo- 
lutionary war period is finely and fully treated. Volume II. embraces gene- 
alogies, keeping close to the resident families, who were from the older towns, 
and of the fourth and fifth generations from the Puritan settlers. The gene- 
alogical annotation is the form recommended by the Register. The two vol- 
umes make above 1400 pages, of which 800 are genealogies. 

(Rev.) Anson Titus. 

Inscriptions from the Long Society Burying Ground, Preston, Conn. By George 
S. Porter. Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 6. 

This is a reprint from the Register for April, 1906. 

Publications of the Sharon Historical Society of Sharon, Massachusetts. No. 3 — 
April, 1906. Boston : Press of H. M. Higlit, 76 Summer Street. 1906. 8vo. 
pp. 32. 111. 

Besides the President's address, this issue contains interesting articles on 
" Massapoag Pond Bank" and " A Fire-proof Historical Society Building," both 
with illustrations. 

Inaugural Address of Hon. Charles A. Grimmons, Mayor of Somerville, 3Iassa- 
chusetts, to the Board of Aldermen, Jan. 1, 1906. [Somerville. 1906.] 8vo. 
pp. 18. 

The Value of Colonial Influence. A Paper prepared and read at a Meeting of the 
Colonial Dames, by Mabel Osgood Wright, on Oct. 12, 1905. New York. 
1905. 8vo. pp. 28. 

Furniture, architecture, manners, religion, literature, and legislation are here 
represented as sources of " Colonial influence," to which so much importance 
is ascribed by Miss Wright that she says that "without it the Constitution 
itself would be but as a sieve of shifting sand." 

Senate. 58th Congress, 2d Session. Document "No. 77. Les Combattants 
Francais de la Guerre Americaine. 1778-1783. Listes etablies d' apres les 
documents authentiques deposes aux Archives Nationales et aux Archives du 
Ministere de la Guerre. Publiees par les soins du Ministere des Affairs Etran- 
geres. Washington : Imprimerie Nationale. 1905. 4to. pp. 453. 111. 

This work was noticed in the Register for Jan., 1904; but in this re-issue, 
for the use of the U. S. Senate, it is provided with a complete index which 
vastly increases its value. 

322 Booh Notices. [July? 

Library of Congress. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. Edited 
from the Original Records in the Library of Congress by Wortiiington 
Ciiauncey Fobd, Chief, Division of Manuscripts. Vol. iv. 1776, Jan. 1- 
June 4; vol. v. 1776, June 5-Oct. 6. Washington, Government Printing 
Office. 1906. 2 vols. 4to. pp. 416 ; 440. 

The Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of the Jews in the 
United States. 1655-1905. Addresses delivered at Carnegie Hall , New York, 
on Thanksgiving Day, 1905. Together with other select addresses and proceed- 
ings. [New York. 1906.] 8vo. pp. xiii-f-262. 

The special event commemorated in this volume is the grant by the Dutch 
West India Company, April 26, 1655, to the Jews to establish a settlement 
in "New Netherland." The celebration attracted the sympathy of Gentile 
as well as Jew, as is shown by such names among its participants as President 
Roosevelt, Ex-President Cleveland, Governor Higgins, Bishops Greer and Law- 
rence, President Eliot, and Lieut. -Governor Guild. These were among the 
speakers at Carnegie Hall, and at Eaneuil Hall, Boston. The " Selected Ac\- 
dresses" were delivered the same day in various other cities. There is an 
appendix consisting principally of " Selected Editorial Utterances from the 
Newspaper Press," and correspondence. A frontispiece represents a " Com- 
memoratory Medal" designed by Isidore Konti. 

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Bevohitionary War. A Compilation 
from the Archives, prepared and published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth 
in accordance with Chapter 100, Besolves of 1891. Boston : Wright & Pot- 
ter Printing Co., State Printers, 18 Post Office Square. 1906. 4to. pp. 1008. 

The contents of this volume extend from SHA to STH. 

Eighteenth Beport of the Custody and Condition of the Public Becords of Par-* 
ishes, Towns, and Counties. Public Document No. 52. By Robert T. Swan, 
Commissioner. Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 1& 
Post Office Square. 1906. 8vo. pp. 36. 

Perhaps the most important part of this report is the series of " Don'ts,"' 
which has been sent as a circular to every city and town clerk. In the section 
relating to New Hampshire records, the paper by Mr. A. S. Batchellor, Editor 
of State Papers, treating of those documents, is quoted in full. The mistake 
of those who think that there is no further need of State supervision of pub- 
lic records is clearly shown by Mr. Swan in the portion of the report explaining 
the " Need of the Commission." 

State of Bhode Island and Providence Plantations. Beport of the Jamestown 
Ter- Centennial Commission made to the General Assembly at its January Ses- 
sion, 1906. Providence, R. I. E. L. Ereeman & Sons, State Printers. 1906, 
8vo. pp. 18. 

Vital Becord of Bhode Island. 1630-1850. First Series. Births, Marriages 
and Deaths. A Family Beg ister for the People. By James N. Arnold. Vol. 
xv. Providence Gazette — Marriages D to Z. United States Chronicle — A 
to Z. Published under the auspices of the General Assembly. Providence, 
R. I. : Narragansett Historical Publishing Company. 1906. 4to. pp. lxxv 

Mr. Arnold's expectation that "the reader will find pleasure as well as in- 
struction in the perusal of this volume" will be fully realized, as it has been in 
its predecessors. 

Library of Congress. List of Works on the Tariffs of Foreign Countries. Gen- 
eral ; Continental Tariff Union; France; Germany; Switzerland; Italy; 
Bussia ; Canada. Compiled under the direction of Appleton Prentiss- 
Clark Griffin. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1906. 4to. 
pp. 42. 

Library of Congress. An Introduction to the Becords of the Virginia Company 
<>f Loudon. With a Bibliographical List of the Extant Documents. By Susa* 

1906.] Booh Notices. 323 

M. Kingsbury, A.M., Ph.D., Instructor in History, Vassar College. Wash- 
ington : Government Printing Office. 1905. 4to. pp. 214. 
This volume, which is the outcome of research both in this country and 
abroad, contains a complete history of the Records of the Virginia Company, 
arranged in the following divisions : " Character of the Virginia Company," 
" Records of the Company under Sir Thomas Smythe," " Collections of Docu- 
ments, 1616-1624," "Records of the Company under the Sandys-Southampton 
Administration," and " The Fate of the Original Records of the Company." 

Chicago Historical Society. Charter, Constitution, By-Laws. Membership List. 
Annual Report. [Chicago.] 1905. 8vo. pp. 299-370. 111. 

Library of Congress Publications. Spring, 1906. [Washington, D. 0.] 1906. 

12mo. pp. 32. 

This is a list of publications that have appeared since the removal of the 
Library to the new building, in 1897, and of others now in press. 

Federal Fire Society of Portsmouth, N. H. Organized March 6, 1789. Pub- 
lished by the Society. 1905. 8vo. pp. 90. 

The name "Federal" was chosen as the designation of this society simply 
for its patriotic associations. This volume contains the "Articles of Agree- 
ment, with Fac Simile of Signatures of the Founders," " Biographical Notes," 
11 Observations," and a list of members. 

Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Meeting of the Lake Mohonk Conference 
of Friends of the Indian and Other Dependent Peoples. 1905. Reported by 
Miss Lilian D. Powers. Published by the Lake Mohonk Conference. 1905. 
8vo. pp. 228. 

Lowell Historical Society. By-Laws. [Lowell. 1906.] 32mo. pp. 15. 

Society of Mayflower Descendants in the District of Columbia. Chartered March 
22, 1898. Constitution and, By-Laws with a List of Officers and 31embers. 
Washington, D. C. April 1, 1906. C. F. Sudwarth, Printer. 8vo. pp. 39. 111. 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 
3Iasons of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in union with the Most Ancient 
and Honorable Grand Lodges in Europe and America, according to the Old 
Constitutions. Quarterly Communication : Dec. 13, 1905. Stated Com- 
munication : Dec. 27, 1905, being its One Hundred and Seventy-second 
Anniversary . M. W. John Albert Blake, Grand Master. B. W. Sereno 
D. Nickerson, Becording Grand Secretary. Ordered to be read in all the 
Lodges. Boston : The Rockwell and Churchill Press. 1906. 8vo. pp. iv-f- 
158-280+civ. 111. 

The Beginnings of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association. 1795- 
1808. [By Jerome Carter Hosmer.] Boston, Mass. 1906. 8vo. pp. 18. 

The initial movement in the formation of the Association was an announce- 
ment in the "Columbian Centinel" for Dec. 31, 1794. The establishing of 
the organization is described in the first of the four articles contained in this 
volume. The other three are sketches of the first three Presidents of the 

Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. Jan. 1906. 1300 
Locust. Vol. III. No. 1. Phila. : Printed for the Society by the Wickers- 
ham Printing Co., Lancaster, Pa. 4to. pp. 104. Portrait. 

The principal articles in this number are " Abstract of Wills at Philadelphia," 
"Memoranda from the Diary of John Dyer, of Plum stead, Bucks Co., Pa.," 
and "Some Genealogical Obstacles Considered." Besides these, there are the 
twelfth and thirteenth annual reports of the board of directors of the Society. 

Charter, Constitution and By-Laws of the Descendants of Bichard Bisley, (In- 
corporated.) Hartford, Conn. The Deming Printing Co. 1905. 32ino. pp.